A New Blue?

Yes, we have A New Blue!!! However, before publishing it, the new color must pass The White Wall Test. So far, The New Blue looks great in all three rooms of La Casa Grande… and its new windows… with the grey stucco base. When Our Builder + Work-guys come to toss ever finer layers of stucco ’till they arrive at a white stucco, You & I will put the color to The Test. Then, and only then, if all goes well, you… My Valiant Fans… will have the THRILL!!! to see Our New Blue. Eeets vwerrry bwight!!! Gads.

Modern Openings…

OK… I must be honest here… I fell into an abject depression when I passed by to see the latest state of the facade of La Casa Grande this morning. I HATED the new windows openings. A Little Voice yelled inside my head… What have you done???
But then, I remembered the many trials of drawing up all the possible ways we could do up these three windows. The Key ones were…
A) having them each at different dimensions according to their existing ones would turn the facade into a circus… up & down & up & down, etc.
B) leaving the old window as is but, have the ex-niches turned into taller, wider windows made the old window look like a mislaid midget…
or…
C) make three windows at the same height, both at the top & bottom seemed the best aesthetic choice. Unity being an Element of Beauty or, so the Design Sages say.
Reality presented a different picture.
I called You immediately after I had posted this photograph to the blog. He’s very enthusiastic!!! And, he added that when the new windows are actually installed, the facade will look wonderful. I do hope so. In the meantime, I feel so much better!!! May I say? God Bless, You!!! Gads.

Our Lone Color…

Our Blue. Stuck in the corner. You put it there to see what effect it would have. Hmmm?    
I have now had to order liter cans of two competitor colors. One You calls Verde Smeraldo… or, Emerald Green… which, is not even remotely a candidate on Blogspot’s meager color selections. The other is another blue,  a richer, slightly darker blue than Our Blue. I asked him if he liked Our Blue. Here is Our Short Scene…
Ti piace il nostro blu?… You do like Our Blue, don’t you?
No, no! Mi piace molto ma… No, no! I like it, it’s just… 
Ma cosa?… What? 
Vorrei vedere altri colori come il Verde Smeraldo… I would like to see other colors, like an Emerald Green, and another type of blue… 
Va bene… Fine.
As commanded.
If I may, I like Our Blue. It makes me feel happy. So, can’t I feel happy? Gads. 

Construction Medley…

Upon Our Arrival at il Poggiolo, this is what we found…
a niche becomes a window opening though it will be smaller in the end…
Our Future Sala da Pranzo…
Our Future Salotto…
Ditto…
Our Future Cucina.
Can’t for the LIfe of me figure out what My Spy was seeing to say the walls were already stuccoed white. Color blindness? Gads.

Cucina Redux…

I know. These flat designs are so confusing to understand. 
So, what’s the deal with this Kitchen Plan? 
Well, You & I agreed to go back to the Rustic Kitchen Idea used in La Casetta’s Kitchen of half-walls to set the Carrara marble counters on and the appliances shoved underneath. Well, not the refrigerator. It will be too tall to fit underneath. I’m too old to bend over all the time pulling stuff out of an under-counter frig. 
OK… to orientate you two-dimensionally… the Entrance Door is at the bottom right of the drawing. At the top right is the archway leading to the Sala da Pranzo… or, Dining Room. In between those two poles, so to speak, is the door leading to the Stanza dei Tini… or, The Wine Barrel Room. How prosaic… AND to the all important Bathroom, A Logistical Element conceded by You. How nice.
Across the top, from left to right, is a space for the refrigerator on the far left, then, a two-holer counter. In one hole, the left one, goes the oven. The other will be a door-ed storage cabinet. On top of the counter…  smack in the middle ’cause there ain’t much space… will be a stainless steel cook-top box with four burners.
Another counter, a one + 1/4 holer, is in the bottom left corner of the drawing. The one hole will get a dishwasher. Cannot, for the Life of me, figure out what will go in the 1/4 of a hole. It’s ONLY big enough to store a bottle of FINISH DW Detergent. Oh, well…
And, finally, the stone sink goes in the window niche between the left hand corner counter and the Entrance Door at the bottom right. 
STOP.
I am now fervently praying to The Gods of Space Planning… yes, it needs more than a mono-God… that a small wooden kitchen table will fit… somehow, someway… in the open space from the sink to the three-holer counter. Gads.

Outright Spying…

The Web-cam Idea was chucked but, that has not stopped me from actually sending in My Spies to… keep… me… informed!!! 
A Codiponte Friend & Daughter accepted The Mission and skipped over the Medieval bridge of Our Fair Village this afternoon… beautiful sunny skies and a balmy 6C… to il Poggiolo to see What’s What. And, What’s What was a lot… way more than I had imagined possible…
the two niches in Our Future Salotto have been punched out for windows…
the two windows & their stone cornices in Our Future Kitchen have been dealt with…
the entire three rooms have been stuccoed, but, not just that gruel-looking stucco. No. Stuccoed all the way through bunches of layers to the last of a white-fine stucco. Hey! WE CAN PAINT NOW!!!
and the sub-flooring, the base for Our Terra-cotta Flooring, was being laid right at the moment of Spying. 
My Codiponte Friend & Daughter did not even have to resort to devious means of Information Gathering. The Work-guys happily took them on a tour of La Casa Grande to show off their efforts over the past two weeks from when I fled from the Extreme Cold.
Naturally, A Complete Photo Documentation will be posted, just as soon as I can get down to Codiponte to see The What’s What with My Own Eyes. Stay tune for Friday’s post. As Dr. You would say… szo beeeg emowshions!!! Gads.