Naked Salad Under Construction
Ok, if you are reading this post the title worked, and lets face it as a new blogger, finding a voice and an understanding of how it all works takes time. How do you attract people to your blog? At this moment in time cooking and photography is not possible so perhaps this blog is currently an outlet to record the happenings and passing of time living in the desert. Life can be as simple or complicated as you make it. We are eating out for the most part these days not only for sustenance but to get the hell out of the cave where we are glued together 24 hours a day. Phew! Ok I’m exaggerating a bit and I do love this Koala bear.
Naked Salad Under Construction is what I prepare when we crave a fresh organic plate of green deliciousness with slightly toasted nuts and a scattering or thyme from the garden. Then I dress the greens in my own french dressing made with good Dijon, wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and fresh micro greens with a bitter bite. Who knows? It might stimulate your appetite and arouse your curiosity into the world of raw nakedness and what it’s like on a construction site making do with with what you have on hand.
Week 4 and things are really taking shape the tile looks amazing throughout the house. The guest bathroom looks a tad like a prison with the grey tile up the back of the toilet and the sink. It’s cool though and I like this new look. I’m still a hippy at heart so I’m sure I will funk it up a bit.
Gilbert the Welding expert was here to put some steel in for extra support in the kitchen so another job completed and we’re moving on.
The beam that stretches across the ceiling from the dining room all the way along the counter top is up, thanks to the very talented energetic carpenter Javier who works his ass off to do it right. We’ve decided to leave the wood exposed and stain it.
We bought the cabinet boxes at Ikea and the cabinet fronts we’re having made at Semi-handmade. They will take 3 more weeks to be finished and then our professional contractor, Howard, will have them installed. Some of the bottom cabinets are in place including the ones under the counter along the bar; and when the window arrives and is placed, the porcelain sink goes in.
We sold the stainless steel sink we had as I was tired of cleaning it. The rest of the cabinet lowers and uppers will be put in when the drywall is primed and all the electrical wiring for spots, switches and dimmers is completed.
Esteban, the electrician, is another gifted man working on the project and he’s here today putting up the lighting. It feels good to be in on all aspects of the work and getting to know each man working here. There is a flow of activity that happens and everyone is working on their part of the design. Every morning our contractor sets everything in motion and informs us of what will be done every day.
Bill is always on hand observing and giving input and I am consulted with on everything.