Gomez Peak, a Race to Sunset

We decided, on the spur of the moment, to go on a hike after work.  We arrived at the Gomez Peak parking lot around 5:20pm and immediately set off up the hill.  We paused not at all to look at a trail map or to confirm if the gate would stay open late enough.  And we had the dog team.

We have hiked around the Little Walnut/Gomez area a lot – most of our early photos before we started building took place in the parts of the Gila forest that we accessed on these trails.  But we had never

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The Piano Arrivith: 1985 Kawai US-50

Once upon a time, when we were moving out of our home in CT, we moved a piano by ourselves.  At the time, we had been planning on building our tiny home in CT.  Our middle stage involved selling our house and moving into a rental.  This new abode was only a mile down the street and we would save $200-$300 by moving the piano ourselves.  (I think the truck was $20-$30 and the dollies were less than $20.)

The organ dollies we used were essential in making this a straight-forward and safe (for

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The Finish Work Progresses

We visited the lumber store this past Monday and inspected their options for window casing material.  We decided on the 1x6x8 pine (?) and planned to return on Wednesday when their fresh shipment came in.

Wednesday morning, after our coffee rush, Brian purchased the lumber and took it home.  We didn’t get much done that evening because I had a 6pm meeting and Brian wanted to go hiking.

Thursday evening, he cut everything to size, including the final piece of our non-bathroom trim.  We

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A Delightful Trip to Tucson

Recent horrifying discovery –

We needed to go to Tucson this past weekend but were not interested in our typical marathon journey where we leave early Sunday, shop like crazy, and then get back late.  We also needed more time this trip because we had three appointments at different piano dealers.  And thus, we decided to pack the dogs with us and try the overnight thing.

We were going to book through Airbnb but decided not to at the last minute because of their verification process (which

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