Friday, April 27 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Same hours the next weekend: May 4, 5, 6, 2012
Put it on your calendar now. We always look forward to visiting with everyone and showing you our latest project. We are very grateful to our clients, the Oheim’s for allowing us to show their home! Thank you!
Speaking of solar panels…..over the last 5 years we have worked with our partners, the Holguin’s to install Photovoltaic Solar Panels on several of the homes we have built. We would like to formally introduce you to Solar Power of Las Cruces—a partnership between Soledad Canyon Earth Builders & Holguin’s Electric. Holguin’s Electric – Frank, Sal, & Lil have been our Electricians the entire twenty seven years we have been building. We are proud to be working with them in installing solar panels that produce enough electricity to power all the electrical needs of the homes we build. If you have an interest in Photovoltaic Solar Panels on your home call the Holguin’s office at 575-527-5699 for information or an appointment.
Aside from the hustle of finishing our Showcase Home we are busy working on plans for three other homes and waiting to hear from the bank on a home we are anxious to start! Details as they become a reality! We completed a small project on an adobe home built in the 40’s. Broke through a wall to open up the kitchen to the dining room—now that is real plaster! As well, our big remodel is finishing up-hope to post pictures of it when we are complete. In between, we have been going back to homes we have finished over the years to do maintenance and repairs. A reminder to all, your homes age as we do—take care of them. A yearly roof inspection is important, refinish your exterior wood, and have your mechanical equipment serviced regularly.
Other events and activities that we have been a part of over the last few months have included The Mission of Mercy (a free dental clinic-over 1521 patients treated, $928,195 in donated care, 9642 procedures), Casa de Antanos Home Tour (7 homes in Downtown Las Cruces built by 1912- of which 6 were adobes), The Earthbuilders’ Guild (monthly meetings & networking with many goals-one of which is to establish an educational program in earthbuilding at the Dona Ana Community College), Vision Dona Ana County (a group of 10 community leaders meeting 2 times a month to discuss our Community and what we want it to be over the next 10 years), Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Armijo House Restoration/Renovation Committee, and meetings of the Las Cruces Home Builders Association (I am serving on the Board of Directors & Executive Board). I have enjoyed many fun events in our community too—Look Who’s Dancing (the winner happened to be my very talented cousin, Debbie!), Aggie Basketball (congratulations WAC champions!), Brad Paisley concert, a trip to Santa Fe and some family celebrations.
Family news! My niece & her husband gave birth to Quadruplets on January 26th! The two boys and two girls are doing great. Everyone is home and steadily gaining weight. What a sight to see! Precious, beautiful babies. Now that is something that doesn’t happen every day!
I do want to say “Goodbye” to one of our dear Soledad Canyon family members-Marie Barker. We built Marie & Bill’s home in 2009-2010. Marie passed away in January. Although I only knew her for about four years, I felt like I’ve known her for 20 years. Her spirit, her laughter, her outlook on life was the best! I will always miss being able to see Marie.
As always, give those who are important to you your time and your love because you can.
Happy Spring 2012,