Wow! Three years not posting here. Somewhere along the line, I lost my password and could NOT get in.
I know! Doesn't take that long to redo it, but the last three years have been EXTREMELY busy. As some followers on other sites know, I teach full-time-plus at one college and half-time at major university. About 6 years ago, we bought almost 3 acres of pecan trees up the Brazos River (unfortunately not ON the river, but can see the trees of the river at the bottom of the hill). We were clearing and cleaning and putting in water and electricity.
Almost two year ago exactly, we finished a slab and metal building shell. Well, actually a crew did that part because the time it would have taken us, even if we had been good at it, would have been prohibitive. AND since that was the foundation of everything, we wanted to make sure those parts were right.
BUT...as soon as they finished the slab and shell, we started doing everything else...framing inside, wiring, plumbing, sheetrocking, taping, floating, and a LOT of sweeping. For the past few months, we've gotten to the point that we can actually stay out there for a whole weekend or longer. Most of the major stuff is done. Propane lines and some finishing tilework in the bathroom are the major things left. Then upper kitchen shelves, closet for the bedroom, and setting up the utility room will pretty much round it out.
THEN we will actually get to start moving most of our stuff in. It's taken almost every spare minute but it's been worth it. And now you know why I haven't had time to redo the password...until now.
So watch for more new "steampunk" stuff coming. A lot of the stuff we have done and are doing in the studio/shop/home (New Viesca Studios) has a steampunk feel to it, but we are doing other stuff as well. Don't worry...we have PICTURES!!!