Dear SCEB’s Internet World,
I still cannot get used to writing 2010! Anyone else having trouble? Only five weeks until our Showcase of Homes! We will be working hard to present you with our latest rammed earth home that we are in love with! We met with the landscaper a few days ago. That is a definite sign that the house will be turning into a home soon! We also made a really cool change yesterday-found a beautiful piece of travertine that we are going to use for the island bar top. Nothing like a natural stone to make a rammed earth home feel even more solid than it already does! Mother Nature sure does create beautiful pieces of art, and we love displaying them.
The crew is ramming the courtyard wall at the Showcase home today. After our quest for stabilized adobes fell short we decided we had to build the wall out of our favorite earth—rammed earth. It gives the home even a bit more permanency!
We have created a real treat for the home owners on this home—vigas and cedar grape stakes on the back portal. They look so beautiful—they complement the Organ Mountains quite well!
We are putting in the finishing pieces on the Rincon De Amigos home. The plumber was there yesterday installing sinks, faucets and commodes. The water will be flowing soon. We are expecting our friends at El Paso Electric to show up with a permanent electrical meter any day now. Most of the cabinet units are in place, the tile setter is just about done with his work. It is very gratifying to see a home come together after many months of planning and building.
The ground is “broken”! We have officially begun our next project in The Pueblos. We “met” Jean three years ago via email correspondence all the way from New York. As with each of our projects we are excited about creating our next reality. Each home and each client is special and this one no less. We are grateful for the trust and confidence they give us. We never take it for granted. We look forward to creating a home for Jean.
We continue our work on the plans for the home with the basement to be located in Picacho Mountain. We just received the elevations and electrical plan. Yippee!
For those of you who read these E-newsletters you know that I am an Aggie Basketball Fan. You can guess I am very excited that the boys have made it into the NCAA tournament. Their effort in the last two games was so cool to watch. They had a determination that put them in the winning column. We’ll be cheering them on Friday evening as they play Michigan State in Spokane, WA. GO AGGIES!!!
If you have not been to the Rio Grande Theater, then it’s time that you go. I attended a concert there over the weekend and again was so appreciative of the facility. It was renovated with such care. Local band, Nuevo Sol, played the warm up for a group from San Francisco, La Cura. Nuevo Sol was really good. If you ever have the opportunity to hear them, do so. They are such good local talent….Latin rock with blues thrown in the mix. The saxophone player was really awesome.
Soledad Canyon Earth Builders now has its own Facebook page. Yes, Facebook! It is not only for young people. I’m posting on it almost daily. It’s a mini E-Newsletter. It’s fun to keep in touch with the world through this social phenomenon. Sign up and follow us!!
So as I close another entry into my “Soledad Canyon Diary” I leave you with this thought: “Keeping it simple makes it easier to find things in your house, your head, and your heart.” Eliza Rhodes from her book Sign Language