Thursday, November 16, 2006

Two more pictures, taken just this morning, of the house! Christina and I have done most of the framing of the front of the house by ourselves in the last week or so.Starting yesterday we've gotten some help from a very talented builder here in Taos, John Hunt. The wall initially was tending to bend inwards toward the interior of the house, so I parked the Scout outside and used a ratchet strap to pull the wall back to true! The large openings in the wall will ALL be windows! We'll have to come up with some kind of innovative privacy solution.

A few days ago we finally moved out of the dome over at Christina's shop. We lived there for months before our little Kaczynski shack was finished. Also, Christina had all her personal domestic stuff stored there since she sold her house over a year ago. We got it all into one truckload on Geronimo. It was a bit of a milestone in our long journey to really living on our own land!

I'm now working three days a week at a leather store called Letherwerks right in the heart of Taos. (The fellow I work with is named Kristian and moved here from LA a few years ago!) I'm actually having a blast learning how to make custom leather stuff in the old-fashioned way. Among the things I've made is this pair of "Banana Holsters" for a theater production. (You may have to click on the picture to really see the holsters!) This play will happen in the fall, and I'll be doing more stuff for it later, including some robotic modifications to an electric wheelchair, so stay tuned for more info on that.

And obviously, stay tuned for more progress on our house!

Oh, and I got a loan for my shop!!! Yay!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christian and Christina ! your progress is truly incredible ! the house is really stunning and will be a great landmark in that area of Taos ! The house with the Barrel roof ! I can't wait to see it in December ! and hooray for the financing for your shop ! Congratulations to you both !


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Blogger Helga said...

Hi Christina and Christian, I am so proud of you both! The new home will certainly be the most original in Taos! Have seen the mail before it was deleted. Was so lovingly written!
Have you checked out your mail, Christina? Please do and then schreib doch mal wieder!!!
Big hugs, SwedenMOM

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