Wednesday, February 6, 2008

camino de entrada

right, so the house is moving faster and faster by the day. i wish i could see the progress, but i'm stuck in the motherland eating pretzels for an extra day because of snowstorms expected in chicago (pity me now). that's why i've got time to update the blog (while i continue to not sleep).

alex trying to look as teutonic as possible - notice the absence of a smile and arms at the sides

the casa is looking very fabulosa and we are going mad with anticipation about seeing the house colors. will the bright green look good? will it look horrendous? dunno.

one thing i've noticed recently is that links to our blog are all over the place. agave blogs from people we've never even met have a little of our stink on them. i think that's sweet, and a little strange; which brings me to the real reason for this post. i've been catching up on future neighbor's blogs, and many of the effects that i've mentally pre-purchased for the casa are already residing in other agaveites (sp.?) homes.

it just clicked... THAT'S why everyone's putting photos of their anticipated decor online! it's protection so no one else will get the same stuff! i'm just sick to my stomach that i didn't catch on earlier and post notices so people would know what jed and i have or plan to buy for the house.

so, a warning to the vecinos; if i go to your house and accidentally break something... don't replace it. all things happen for a reason. just accept it and move on. i'm sure there's some kind of zen about the whole thing, so just let it go. and i swear, if ENN. EE. ONE gets a white ceramic horse lamp i'm going to lose it completely. for your reference, i have included a picture of what to avoid at all costs:

no go zone

in the meantime, while i depend on the kindness of strangers to understand my german and not poke fun, jed tells me that the cabinetry is getting installed and the trim is almost complete. no pictures recently, so here's a couple of the only images i have of the casa.

driveway - you can smell the fresh new concrete

now that the drywall is up and i can see the spaces that the FAB team concieved and perspectives they intended. i'm coming to really appreciate the design on a purely aesthetic level and i love the long, uninterrupted views through different parts of the house.

shot from the driveway to the front entry porch

looking back the other way

don't know why i think this is a great perspective, maybe i'm just really excited about not having to park in the rain or the blazing sun when at home. and being able to see lots and lots of concrete is always pleasing to me. i think it's in my blood, even the front desk at the office i'm working in now in frankfurt is clad with huge concrete tiles.

seen and not heard

always looking for efficiencies, i took this photo because i realized that i can see if jed's in the kitchen from my office. but i won't hear his music; that means i won't have to walk over into loud music (which i hate) and instinctively turn the volume down (which he hates). this is a very good thing.