Friday, July 30, 2010

Lights, Camera...Front Door and More

The construction doors are gone and we now have the permanent doors to the garage/studio.

The exterior lights have been installed and outfitted with CFL lamps. All exterior lights are on timers. The new timers are tiny, programmable units built into the light switches.

The full view from the driveway of the garage/studio. Our builder took away his sign, as he kept getting calls from people wanting to rent the "garage apartment."

Work has also begun on The Bunny Bungalow: the old deck has been torn down and hauled away; temporary steps have been built; the architects have begun the design of the kitchen and bathrooms renovation; and the piers were straightened and reinforced. Landscaping design is also in progress.

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Today, our contractor had the roofing company take out the flooring of the second-floor porch and redo, correcting a problem the architect discovered this week. Next, the ceiling fan will have to be raised so as not to give Tall Husband an unwanted haircut. The above porch will be screened.
When the garage/studio is completed, we will move out of the bungalow and into the studio while the bungalow's kitchen and bathrooms are renovated. Fun, fun, fun!
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Austin's Love Affair With the Airstream

A mini trailer is parked atop Tax Trailer's drop box. This tiny trailer was once sold by Pottery Barn.

One of Tax Trailer's offices is a vintage Airstream that sits on the roof of the Kimber Modern B&B in Austin, Texas.

Vicki Faust's Tax Trailer
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Austinites are in love with the Airstream trailer. They have morphed Airstreams into boutiques, cupcake shops, crepe shops and so on. Now we discover that a CPA with a creative soul has a Tax Trailer which is tucked away in the SoCo district of Austin. The only street-side clue to the trailer's existence is a tiny replica, parked atop the drop box at the bottom of an obscure trail that leads up through a stand of four-leaf clover, to the rooftop Airstream. Somehow, tromping through all that four-leaf clover makes one feel fiscally fit!