Did you know that today’s concrete lasts upwards to 50 years?
That’s not bad, but the concrete the Romans used over 2,000 years ago is getting stronger and stronger.
To be honest, I thought all of those Roman structures were just very finely assembled stone blocks until I got a close look at the aqueduct in Segovia that was built … Continue reading.....
Why are tiles so complicated?
Nothing else we have to buy for this house renovation is so fraught with difficulty as tiles.
Oh, sure, we've argued about paint color and have had heated discussions about toilets (in the store, naturally).
But nothing compares to trying to select and order simple ceramic squares – or rectangles, as the case may be.… Continue reading.....
There has been a request to show our entire house so some one can get a better idea of what we are doing.
I love requests…. so, here goes.
This is the back of the building. The house is on the right; the barn on the left. What appears to be a horizontal dividing line separates the cave or cellar … Continue reading.....
I can taste it.
I can smell it.
I can picture it.
But I still can’t sit in it – unless I choose to sit on the floor, that is.
We have a kitchen that’s almost finished.
We have a hall that is finished.
We have a den that is oh-so-very-close….
We all know about close, right? It only counts … Continue reading.....
I spent yesterday moving furniture into the hall.
I spent today unpacking my cook books.
Then I took photos.
I'll post them tomorrow.
But, first, a wee trip down memory lane.
In order to appreciate where we are, it helps to see where we've been….
When we bought the house, the original hall had been divided in half, with the … Continue reading.....