The big news is the Ramada Grande–or Big Porch! Ramadas are common in the Southwest. They are sheltered areas outside that have no walls. I suppose this Ramada Grande is more likely a porch because there will be walls on two sides, but no matter. It is muy grande indeed as a result of some re-thinking on Steve’s part. He realized the roof was going to extend out farther than he had planned (because we completely re-did the roof, remember?) and this makes a larger ramada/porch on the West end of the house, outside the Master Suite, a possibility. It will be very cool and will include posts and corbels much like the front of the house. Great place to watch the sunset!
In other news, slurry application to the bond beam continues and the decking for the ceiling is almost complete. Everywhere I look, things are coming together inside the house. And rooms are getting cleaner as crew members sweep up. Now the house feels more like a house and less like a ruin! At some point in the future (once the windows and doors are in place, I think), this clean concrete floor will be sprayed with color. I will try to make a video of Steve being artistic when the time comes.
Don’t forget to click on the first image to open up the Big Gallery–or should I call it the Galleria Grande?
Sometimes hikes involve looking down at the ground to see if anything new is popping up this Spring. Other times, I am looking up.