Here it is. Spring has sprung! Notice the pops of green throughout town….the willows and cottonwoods, the red plums and the pretty white bloom trees are alive! So sad to see many of our old cacti laying flat as a result of our very, very cold snap.
Our crew is busy finishing up the sheetrock on our “speak-to-our-heart” project-the 750 sq. ft. rammed earth addition. It has been so joyful to work on this home. The owner, Cyndy, often speaks of the love and detail her father put into building the home twenty some years ago. (Love is in the detail!) We are honored to be part of his creation by creating a bit more space to spread out in. We have added a main bedroom, bathroom and office space. The project is moving at a steady pace and will be move in ready lickety split! We’ll share photos when it is complete.
Our main project in Picacho Mountain is inching forward with care and much deliberate thought. We have put in the pool! Well, not us but, Oasis Pools. Yes, the pool…..because of the site we decided to put it in now, before we begin constructing the walls for the home. Easier access now—-otherwise we would have had to bring in the high rise crane to lift the pool over the house or over the hill! We brought in over 500 dump trucks of dirt to fill the site and bring it to pad level. The last retaining wall was poured a few days ago. We will do our final fill next to that wall (below the garage) in the next week and then begin forming the slab.
Spring Showcase of Homes is fast approaching– Dates are as follows:
Friday April 29, Saturday May 30, Sunday May 1
Friday May 6, Saturday May 7, Sunday May 8
We will be participating in the Showcase this year in a whole different way! We will be at the home we are constructing in Picacho Mountain. No, the home will not be complete—we will be ramming the walls. That’s right we will have an Open House in the true sense of the word—open to the sky!!! We invite everyone to come and experience the building of rammed earth walls. More details as time gets closer.
On a very sad note we send our deepest condolences to our friend and Soledad Subcontractor, Mike Alesi of Four Seasons Heating & Cooling on the loss of his son, Vince, a young man of 27, gone too soon. Our prayers are with Mike and his family. As well, we are without words for the devastating loss for the people of Japan. A natural disaster of great magnitude…. Please count your blessings for the life you have and the people in your life, for it can change in a second. I value the relationships that we have built over the years with our clients. Each one becomes part of the Soledad family. We were sad to learn of the tragic accident that took the life of Dr. Ron Fronczek, a rammed earth homeowner. We built their home eight years ago. Our prayers are also with Carol and her family.
I wish for you sunshine and flowers in the garden of your life. Happy Spring!