Monday, December 1, 2008


It's cold today! It was 30 degrees this morning when I left the house, and the high isn't supposed to be warmer than 48. But it is sunny and the wind isn't too bad, so I guess it could be worse. The cat is staying in the garage today, and Skeeter is hanging around Andy in the house. Andy is working on the Texas room bathroom, putting up the last of the sheetrock and cement board so that he can (hopefully) begin laying tile this week. He has to do a little bit of sawing boards outside, but he shouldn't have to be outdoors for too long. Tomorrow (Tues) is supposed to be sunny and 70 degrees, and then it will get cold again for the rest of the week.

I am off work this coming Thursday -- a shopping day! We'll probably go to the City to get a toilet and hot water tank -- fun stuff. At least Andy makes some progress every day, so we are still on target for a spring opening.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Welcome To the Chaparall B&B Progress Blog!

Welcome ... I hope to keep in touch and update anyone who is interested in our progress through this blog.

Sunday. . . Weather is nice, sunny, with the temperature around 68 during the day with a mild breeze. We unloaded travertine tile we bought in OKC yesterday. We're doing the bathroom for the Texas room in travertine floor, a beige porcelain tile on the walls, and a mosaic trim around the edges. Andy is going to try his hand at designing and laying out a mosaic roadrunner for the back wall of the shower. He has finished installing the plumbing/water lines and electrical infrastructure in that bathroom and is ready to put up the walls. Hopefully, he can start laying out tile next week.

Blake set up this blog for me, and will teach me how to attach photos soon -- when I'm in the mood to learn it! She also set up a website for the Phoenix Circle Foundation -- check out It's simple but free, since the foundation is nonprofit and we want to keep administrative costs down.

We had visitors last weekend -- John and Terri Lerch from Tulsa. The weather was really fallish and sunny. Andy grilled steaks for dinner and I tried a new recipe for polenta w/mushrooms and gorganzola cheese. This past weekend, my friend Sandi from Coppell came for the weeekend. We grilled salmon and had a bonfire out by the barn on Sunday night. The sky was clear and full of stars.

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