Wednesday, August 29, 2012

360 degree erection

At least I've figured out which of the 2,346 boxes Bagman got packed into.  When I wrote the title for this blog, I heard faint snickering from a box marked: "boots, underwear, misc. bedroom stuff."  I'm still looking for Butler but suspect he is in one of the kitchen boxes, probably polishing silverware while he waits to be unpacked.

But despite Bagman's snicker, the title will be disappointing to strangers browsing for suggestive blogs.  

What follows is an 8-month series of 360 degree panoramas shot from approximately the same place as we humans took over another parcel of space from nature.

Not 360
I wish I had thought about it on the first day we saw the parcel -- when nature still owned it -- but I didn't start my periodic exercises until the mercenaries contractors had already cleared the land.

Anyhow, it was kind of fun doing it even though for several months I really thought it would never become reality since our old house just sat on the market like roadkill.   And I think I entertained the guys who were actually building the house when I would show up, walk resolutely into the middle of the site and stand, rotating slowly, clicking 10 to 12 shots as I turned.  I'd always grin, wave, and yell, "How ya doing?"   They'd always grin back and call out something that sounded like, "Ay ay, el gringo loco!"

I was going to wait for the last shot until everything was neat and tidy and pictures were hung on the walls but I realized that "neat and tidy" was never going to happen anyway and there really wasn't that much wallspace.
For now, I'm spending my time standing in the middle of this area turning in circles.  Not taking pictures...just turning in circles.  


  1. Oddly enough you house looks a heck of a lot like mine. Not the neatness or the nice furniture but the layout. Layout is not a dirty word and I will not use it in a title.

  2. Mark, these are great pictures, thank you for posting them!
    The new place looks good - I am amazed at how the kitchen cabinets were already in before the walls were fully done (at least that is how it looks to me), and is just my impression or is it really all wood and no bricks? It looks very exotic to my eyes, so used to seeing sturdy buildings made of brick and cement.

  3. Nothing like surveying one's kingdom after all the hard work to get there. Welcome back to normal.

  4. Welcome back! The house looks great, and I look forward to your unleashing of your "partners in crime".

  5. Beautiful! Enjoy your new home.

  6. It is bea-u-ti-ful. Love the color of the walls too. Wow, so glad you have a new, refreshing domain. I hope Butler turns up soon cuz I've missed the three of you.

  7. I had about 15 seconds of fear before hitting the OPEN button. You can't imagine all the thoughts that raced through my head those 15 seconds - trying to figure out your play on words before clicking.... wew was a normal post.... this house is a downsize from your old one? looks really great. course the grandkids aren't there yet with crayols and finger prints. do you still have your dogs? and the grandkids? you'all have done a great job this week making the house a home....

  8. Fun post -- probably more fun to see it as retrospective than it was living through the process.

  9. Happy to see that you have moved in ... and found the right box!!

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