(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

fun project...

we continued work on the pompeiian oven JY is making with our friends David & Kathleen. not wanting to be left out (and also wanting to be able to say I left MY mark here, too...ha), I unloaded and stacked fire brick, I dug wheelbarrows full of earth and hauled it, I washed bricks in acid and then I cut and posed bricks and then helped mortar them!

the earth is used to form a mound which will be used to create the dome of the oven. I'm taking pictures...but forgot my camera cord for my Mac, so you'll have to wait to see...but then you'll see the pics from start to finish ... it is going to be a great finished product.

the oven can be used to bake bread, pizzas, roast meat...whatever! once it is heated, it stays hot for up to 2 days! Got to hand it to those italians!

we were all bushed last night and only had the energy to watch a movie ... Coco Avant Chanel ... with Audrey Tatou, was cool.

à bientot!

3 comments:

Alisa said...

are you home? as in France? or still out here?

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

in Washington...

Delana said...

I can't wait to see the photos. What a fun project. I have some friends who just moved into a house with an oven like that. I want to make pizza, and bread...and.....let's just say I've volunteered to house sit for them while they're out of the country in July! Hope you're having a wonderful time stateside. And I hope your weather is better than it's been here!