Monday, August 28, 2006

Unexpected bonus

An unexpected bonus: Guanajuato greenstone (actually a laminated sandstone) is turning up everywhere. David had the albaniles check under the plaster at the top of the stairs...

...and there it is, back in the light where it belongs. (Thanks for the photo, Tom!)
Wonder how much more is waiting to be uncovered?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Still moving along...

...even when we're not there.
Tom just sent us these three photos, of the new baldosa ceiling of the "reja" room (next to the new upstairs cocina); the entranceway brick arch, now that the plaster has been removed; and the main countertop area in the new cocina.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Story of a window

This is what we started with, a typical Mexican window--small and high (and usually with drawn curtains).

Starting the process of opening it up--after pouring a reinforced concrete header beam, the albaniles cut through half the 16-inch thick adobe wall.

The opening's all the way through, awaiting finishing.

Plaster finishes the edges. Now we're awaiting the window frame. The inclined channel below the opening will house the drain from the sink.