Yeah, I'd like a meetup. Let me know around when you'll be passing through. If you'll know a specific date, I can plan a meetup through the forum here and would probably also get some MMM people.
Ha. Yeah, I like the chair. I went to my sister's house this weekend (she just moved), and saw that she has two of them in her living room now. You Paong fans might like watching this video from Ikea, called "A story about Paong": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeB0Fwy-4ro
Yeah, I think so. There are also different types of brick on each side of where it looks like an original wall was. I'd guess it was just a shed at some previous point.Jason wrote: ↑Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:47 pmDespite the structure being 250', it appears as though it might have actually been expanded. There is a change in masonry as well as a beam running across the ceiling. I could be wrong, but I don't see a reason why it would have been built that way if it was originally 250'.
Whether it was intentional or not, I like how you your possessions give it a designed look. And that one chair porch sends a serious message to your neighbors.
I definitely tried to get furniture that would match well. I was shopping craigslist for a while, and one of the difficulties there is getting stuff that matches well enough. It's simpler in a way when furnishing an entire home and you can go "I guess that thing would work ok in the [such and such] room.."
Ha, I hadn't thought of what message one chair on the porch would send. I don't typically think much of what kinds of messages people might think I'm sending them. That chair and table were already there, provided by the landlord. I'd actually thought it might be nice to have two chairs there for when someone comes over, but I could just bring one or two chairs outside to have more.
The bottles are mine. The water here is safe (at least in general terms), but it tastes bad. I use the bottled water for all of my drinking. There are water dispensers at all grocery stores here and some other random places. It's quite common to do this in many parts of the U.S. Not because the water is so dangerous it must be boiled, but because it tastes better and is likely some amount safer/healthier.RealPerson wrote: ↑Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:33 pmVery nice setup. I am surprised to see the large water container like they have in Latin America. There they have it because the tap water is contaminated and you have to boil it to drink it. Was this just there (maybe because Mexicans have rented it) or do you feel you need it for something? Nothing wrong with it. I am just curious.
A lot of the tap water here in Tucson travels like 400 miles over a man-made canal from the Colorado river. The water is clean at the river, but running it so far along the cabal seems to be bad for the water. Here's a picture of it: https://i1.wp.com/www.circleofblue.org/ ... -10001.jpg
This city is in a very dry desert area, and there are no running rivers or creeks. There used to be, but some climate change occurred thousands of years ago making the area dry, and then when modern settlers came, they sucked the river surface water dry quickly. There is some water under the surface still, and wells are used.
Anyways, the tap water here has what I consider a poor taste, and also a different, what do you call it, viscosity? - a different mouth feel. For making coffee, and especially tea, filtered/reverse osmosis water works way better. The tap water here (and in other places, like Denver, for example) is poor enough that I don't consider it worth the work of making tea with it. It's not necessary bad or dangerous, it just isn't great, and I'd rather have great water.