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Something New Next Door - Livin' the Good Life

Feb. 11th, 2012

08:07 am - Something New Next Door

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Here is the birth place of the office about to be built next to Damian and Maya's house on the morning it all began.
The playpen is sitting in the center of the office-to-be.
office 001

Two days later the frame was up
office 002

Next day, up went the walls
office 003

Next day, the roof
office 004

The picture below shows how it looks today. We are waiting for the windows to arrive before they can proceed.
(It was entertaining to watch the guys climbing all over this structure like acrobats. They are both serious rock climbers, and they appeared to be having fun scaling rock walls and hanging precariusly from precipices while wielding hammerguns and saws. Quite a show!)
office 006

Notice the placement of the windows. It's the middle of February, and the sunlight will stream in those windows during the day, keeping it nice and toasty. No supplemental heat necessary! By summer, the sun will have shifted back over the top of the building so that no sun will enter those front south-facing windows, keeping the inside much cooler. The east window will need a curtain to keep out the morning sun (heat), and a swamp cooler will go on the west wall to blow across the room and out that east window. We've learned a thing or two over the years about being comfortable in the desert!

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 14th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
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That is the bluest sky I've ever seen.
So why is the office away from their house? Or is it actually close by?

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From:lestermom
Date:February 14th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Jill,
Due to the layout of the house, we really can't build on to it. So we opted to build a separate building. You can't tell, but it is actually right next to, and at right angles with, the house and will be helping to create a little "courtyard". It'll be great!
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