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Urban and rural sustainable homesteading in the desert southwest

Archive for April 2010

Build Week begins!

April 24, 2010

The truck’s all packed and I’m heading out to the Ranch. For good or ill, what I’ve got is what I’ve got. The windows will be delivered next Wednesday, but the company provided very explicit dimensions for framing. Blogging will probably be light, but my Twitter feed should see a lot of action, mostly in […]

Freaking out a bit

April 23, 2010

Just got news that my windows weren’t delivered with the rest of my materials. It wouldn’t be an issue, except that I was planning to use them while framing to ensure the openings in the frames were the right size. A 3050SH window translates to “3.0ft by 5.0ft single hung”. Except I don’t know if […]

T-Minus 3 Days!

April 20, 2010

On Saturday morning, I begin framing the Cabana! I’ve taken all next week off to work on it. It’s been a crazy several weeks as I’ve been coordinating with neighbors, contractors, and suppliers. We’ll have about 10 people working on Saturday and Sunday, and then four of us the rest of the time. Last week […]