You can take the Texan out of Texas…

Nothing’s going on with the house until tomorrow, so I made comfort food. Thank you Robb Walsh for the best cheese enchilada recipe anywhere.

With the help of Gary and Dave, I made corn tortillas:


Then I made this incredibly delicious chili gravy. Chili gravy is just a light roux with lots of chili powder, cumin, and a few other spices.

The final result, stuffed with Missouri colby cheese and chopped onions:

These were the best cheese enchiladas I have ever eaten, in any state. Come visit us and I’ll make them again.

I’ll get back to the house photos tomorrow.

Same house, different day

On Monday they are pouring the foundation. Not much has changed this week. Today, I took this shot¬† from the southeast. The sky was an amazing blue. I’m planning on taking a picture every day, whether or not anything changes.

Same house 07102008

I picked out this tile today. Do you notice anything interesting about the color? I promise I didn’t take any dirt with me to the tile store.

It looks better in real life. I’ll get some of the oyster white, too.

more tile


This deer stand and the tree it’s in are going to have to come down. I wanted to keep the tree, but it’s been seriously damaged by the deer stand.

Here’s the only deer we’ve seen lately. Yep, it’s a lame joke, but I really like this photo.


We have footings!¬† It rained a lot last night. I went to the site today and there’s a lot of mud and I couldn’t get any good photos. All these rocks Kevin added should help.

Here’s Gary in the wine cellar on Monday:

Gary in the wine cellar