Da! This was a very happy time when we passed the final inspection
and could move into the house. It wasn't exactly pretty yet,
but it was four very solid, well-insulated walls and a water-tight
roof. After the crummy trailer we had been living in, it was
a castle. You can see the saguaro skeleton still standing.
On the roof, you can see one side of a folding ladder. I used
this for secure footing while I screwed down the metal roof.
Now that the structure was complete, I could begin the pure
fun of tiling and finishing plasters. (I am wearing the same
clothes as in the beginning photo, but they are more ripped
up! I think I have more gray hair, too.)