Friday, October 26, 2012

We're Almost Home

I’ve always had lofty goals. For this, our fourth building season, I hoped to have the plaster work totally completed - the entire house as well as the garage. We are close.

Here you can see Scott and Jerry working on exterior plaster.

Next summer, the fifth and, one can only hope, last building season, we will put the final coats of plaster on the exterior of the house and all of the garage. That means finish work and landscaping are all that remain.

It’s almost time to call Torrey home.

The Help

Finish plaster. Finish plaster. Finish plaster. This was the mantra of the summer. Now that fall has arrived, I keep walking from room to room in order to convince myself that it really is true. The interior plaster is completely finished. And, thanks to Scott’s experiments and ultimate successes in creating the perfect color palette, the walls are even painted.

Scott's Work Station

Looking From Scott's Work Station to the Storage Area

Looking from the Storage Area to Scott's Work Station
It wouldn’t have been possible without Cali and Jerry. In June, when they arrived in Torrey, they had just completed a straw bale internship at Community Rebuilds in Moab. After an entire summer of day-in and day-out plaster work, they have become true plaster artists.

Cali and Her Last Tree
Jerry's Last Day - Exterior Plaster
Artists always sign their work.