Tuesday, November 30, 2010

If You Can't Take the Heat...Build a New Kitchen

That was our kitchen on the right.

The framing carpenters are at work at The Bunny Bungalow today. They are preparing the back of the bungalow for the new French doors. The demolition crew had previously removed the door and three windows. Tall Husband is fearless; I'm not! I feel as though the bungalow is bruised and bleeding.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

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Saara's wonderful Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bungalow Demolition...or Don't Watch While They Make the Sausage.

Sometimes things have to get really ugly before you can make them beautiful...a concept that is frightening to me. Yesterday, a great crew showed up to begin demolition on The Bunny Bungalow's kitchen. I didn't have the courage to take a peek until today. Tall Husband keeps reassuring me that the entire process and the skill with which the job is being managed and executed is beautiful.

OMG!! I hope the cake didn't fall.

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Decades of wall coverings are exposed during demolition. Walls do talk and they say, "Tacky, tacky, tacky!"

Our Crew:
Production Contractors
Houston, Texas

Monday, November 8, 2010

Día de los Muertos: Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, was celebrated in true Mexican style in Houston Heights last week. Día de los Muertos is observed by many Mexicans and some Mexican Americans. The procession, marigolds, incense, dancers, sugar skulls, food and personal altars to honor deceased family members were part of the Houston Heights celebration, organized and hosted by Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery.

A celebrant.

Día de los Muertos procession headed down 19th Street in historic Houston Heights.

Dancers honor the deceased on Day of the Dead.

A gigantic, colorful skull dominated the procession, then was parked outside Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery.

Day of the Dead altars honor the deceased.

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Sugar skulls for adding to personal altars.

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