above of Albuquerque, NM.
A view from the kitchen. The sail shades are hung on the deck in the summer time to keep the heat down. (That's my littlest sister in the background.)
The house is designed to take on solar gain through the concrete floors because it is completely off-the-grid. That means that 100% of my parent's electricity comes from solar panels. They have their own well, and the septic system too. And they don't live uncomfortably for it.
When the sail shades are down, this is the view you see out the windows at the end. Pure mountain.
Can you tell where I got my love of antiques?
Here are a few things I want my parents to pass on to me someday. (Yes, we are morbid and talk about those things. Take note, Mom.)
You can't see the spools in the picture, but I'd like this antique spool daybed.
I'd like this little side table too.
And this brass waste bin.
This guilded mirror. At the top of it you can just see the loft in the guest bedroom that my parents built for "future grandchildren." I suppose it won't be too long now before that my two will be able to sleep there.
These oil paintings remind me an awful lot of the below picture. They're about the same scale. I wouldn't care at all, Mom, if you wanted to send those to me now for my newly painted kitchen!