well, it’s july in tucson, which means it’s hot, hot, HOT. and i have to say it seems as though everyone over at the old house made o’mud has been feeling it, me included. i am off, then, for a couple of weeks in cooler climes (while our poor crew continues to sweat it out in the barrio). in the interim i thought i’d do a sort of whole-house progress review, with at least one photo from each room, from one side of the house to the other. enjoy!

the front room on my study. waiting on floors.

the front room on my study. waiting on floors.

back room of what will be my study. also waiting on floors, but the wall to the left of the ladder has been mud plastered.

back room of what will be my study. also waiting on floors, but the wall to the left of the ladder has been mud plastered.

master bedroom. sub-flooring! and the wall on the right has been mud plastered.

master bedroom. sub-flooring! and the wall on the right has been mud plastered.

master bath. more sub-flooring!

master bath. more sub-flooring! not to mention all of that roughed-in plumbing.

laundry room/closet. waiting on floors, but the walls are scraped.

laundry room/closet. waiting on floors, but the walls are scraped.

hallway from master suite to zaguan. that wall on the left is new, as is the mud plaster going on directly ahead in the zaguan.

hallway from master suite to zaguan. that wall on the left is new, as is the mud plaster going on directly ahead in the zaguan.

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guest bath. note the new mud plaster!

guest bedroom. sub-flooring!

guest bedroom. sub-flooring! i know it’s ridiculous to be this excited about sub-flooring, but after months of walking on dirt, it truly makes a huge difference.

front part of the zaguan. the wall on the right has been completely re-built, and that's new mud-plaster on that side of the hall, too.

front part of the zaguan. the wall on the right has been completely re-built, and that’s new mud-plaster on that side of the hall, too.

back part of the zaguan. more mud-plaster!

back part of the zaguan. more mud-plaster!

living/dining room. floor joists are going in--figuring out the area over the cellar proved tricky--and sub-flooring will soon be complete there.

living/dining room. floor joists are going in–figuring out the area over the cellar proved tricky–and sub-flooring will soon be complete there.

kitchen. scraping this room--with a heavy, hoe-like scraper i borrowed from the contractors--was a workout. but i'm in love with what was under the icky beige plaster from the 80s.

kitchen. scraping this room–with a heavy, hoe-like scraper i borrowed from the contractors–was a workout. but i’m in love with what was under the icky beige plaster from the 80s.

front portion of chris's study. waiting on pavers.

front portion of chris’s study. waiting on pavers.

back room of his study. note the plaster going on.

back room of his study. note the plaster going on.

guest house living room. i'm loving how the walls in here are turning out.

guest house living room. i’m loving how the walls in here are turning out.

guest house kitchen. more plastering! and waiting on floors.

guest house kitchen. more plastering! and waiting on floors.

guest house bedroom with creative use of galvanized metal to try to keep the pigeons out. but there is sub-flooring.

guest house bedroom with creative use of galvanized metal to try to keep the pigeons out. but there is sub-flooring.

guest house bath. sub-flooring and framing for what will be a tiny laundry closet.

guest house bath. sub-flooring and framing for what will be a tiny laundry closet.

the exterior plastering is also proceeding. we'll leave that one little wall remnant unflustered as a testament to the chinese grocery that used to be on the corner.

the exterior plastering is also proceeding. we’ll leave that one little wall remnant un-plastered as a testament to the chinese grocery that used to be on the corner.

more exterior plaster, and at the back behind the trees you can see the pantry about halfway re-built.

more exterior plaster, and at the back behind the trees you can see the pantry about halfway re-built.

plastering and the backyard.

plastering and the backyard.

and one more: the back of the kitchen fully plastered. we're getting there!

and one more: the back of the kitchen fully plastered. we’re getting there!