Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Two hours of mixing and pouring - and eight bags of concrete later, my second entrance tower is planted firmly in the ground. Next step is to build some "heavy feet" for them with cinder block to help with the scale of the landscape. At this point, I'm playing it by ear. It will be fun to figure out how to embellish this project as it evolves. I chose a pre-reward for this task by getting my favorite breakfast sandwich from The Grub Shack. Took almost as much time to clean up the construction zone.
Not to waste the afternoon (keeping an eye on the calendar and my to do list for '09), I decided to take a closer look at an abandoned trailer just north of me off the highway. I've been thinking about this "broken dream" since the first time I saw it driving out here almost 2 years ago. Going to try and track down the owner if there is one as I would be more than happy to trailer it home and get to work on it as a future guest house. The poor thing is beat to hell and gutted, but I love the shape. If anyone local reading my blog has info about it - let me know. It is located on the east side of HWY 118, just north of Agua Fria Rd.