Monday, August 9, 2010

Pictures of 2010 COBA tour home built by Artisan Homes and Design

The start of something great.

Finally got around to downloading photos of our Central Oregon Builders Assoc. tour home for this year.  Built from 100% concrete Structuralstone, it is maintenance free and highly energy efficient.  Lots of interest in this fabulous new building system.

 Fireplace BEFORE                                               

Fireplace AFTER
Reclaimed redwood from burned forest used for custom mantle

Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Landscaping & Best of Show in the $1,000,000.00 and up category.

Cherry cabinetry, concrete and granite counter tops

Fabulous custom front door.  Forged iron scene of Three Sisters, Aspen Lakes inset between the glass.

Dining room, Custom hutch

Custom draperies & forged iron pine cone  hardware

Entry from both sides.  Hickory floors and knotty cherry wood work

1000 bottle temp controled wine storage.

Aunt "Gertie" seems to show up at our tour homes every year.

All concrete structural stone exterior
1 acre of park-like landscaping

Getting ready for move-in.

Lots of bathrooms

Master bathroom inacludes soaking tub and oversize shower

Two Guest Suites

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ode to my PT & welcome to my new "fun" car.

I purchased my trusty little PT Cruiser way back in 2001. It was the new "fun" car back then.  I had one of the first ones in the state &; I really loved it.  It has given me such great service all these years.  I have crammed many a sample book  into the flip down cargo area, & I have carried long drapery rods & shades putting down all the seats including the front passenger seat & sticking the rods & boxes out the window.  I have carried grandkids & groceries & even furniture in my trusty little car.  It was a great little work horse. (I hear this is the last year of production for this little cutie). I guess the only people buying them now are the little grannies. Alas, all good things finally need replaced.  I put 139,000 miles on her &; it is time to go.
Farewell my little PT.

I have just purchased my next "fun" car.  I have looked and looked some more &; I keep coming back to the fun of a Jeep Wrangler Sahara.  I really liked the look of the 2 door but unfortunantly, with all the "stuff" I have to carry I went with the 4 door.  I know it isn't quite as "cute" as the 2 door but tell that to my grandkids when I can't take them all at the same time because I wanted "cute".  Anyway, I think it will be fun to take the top off & go cruising. (And it does hold a lot of cargo).  So if you see a crazy woman speeding up a mountain or cruising town, take a look.  It might be me.

Doesn't this look "exciting"!

Lots of Changes.