The last set of drawings I saw I really liked - and I think I had wrapped my head around them, could see myself walking the rooms and the hallways - and then WHAM! He thought of something a bit different.
But I didn't like the changes.
The problem is Spirit. She's 21' long - but the trailer is 24' long - and since I want her to be able to stay underneath the house, both the angle of the drive and the size of the area underneath the house needs to acccomodate her. The plans that I like didn't have sufficient 'underneath' space (partly due to the angle of the house - facing due south - and the fact that the house has narrow, rectangular-sized spaces, not squares) - so we have to modify our current plan to accomodate the boat. His latest set of drawings did this - but put the third bedroom (aka office space) into an area that felt closed-in to me - and isolated this room from the guest bath, making it difficult to transition into a bedroom if ever necessary (say, with another owner, etc). But this is important space to me, I like to be able to work from home - I like where it was in the prior plan - open, with windows on three sides. So we talked through it, and by the end of the hour - I think that my architherapist and I came up with a possible solution. We'll see how it translates onto paper.
Oh, and we talked about where the dog food should go. No problem is too trivial for my architherapist.
Which necessitates the need for plants (to relieve post-architherapy session stress, plus the Airstream needs to be 'landscaped', doesn't it?), so an order was placed at Lazy S'S Farm Nursery (located in my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia).
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jogasaki' Double Pink Japanese Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Izu No Hana' Double Lacecap Japanese Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' Panicle Hydrangea
Salvia cleistogama Closed Sage
Salvia koyamae Yellow Groundcover Sage
Salvia nemorosa 'Blauhugel' Blue Hill Sage
Salvia nemorosa 'Carradonna Sage' Caradonna Sage
Coniogramme emeiensis 'Variegata' Variegated Chinese Bamboo Fern
Dryopteris celsa Log Fern
Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii Wild Blue Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'LSS Vincent' Garden Phlox
Erythronium americanum Dog Tooth Violet/Trout Lily
Storms are approaching and I'm hoping for rain - although it seems that the storms, coming in from the northwest, are being hindered by the sea breeze. ~~ I'm still getting emails, even now, lingering reactions and responses from a busy day. ~~ It looks like I might be able to attend a bat viewing party afterall, a second one in Oklahoma, in September, one where my colleague would bring me in to present a seminar to their Petroleum Institute. That would be fun - I'd dust off the work about that sunken ship - and 'talk oil' to a group that really knows oil. Perhaps it would motivate me to get those three manuscripts written in preparation. ~~ It seems that the coral community DNA that we sent up to JCVI is cooperating - the shearing was successful, our collaborators are sending it back to us for the next stage - our first step in generating a metagenomic library. ~~ There's been interesting sequence data from one of the clone libraries; interesting antibiotic resistance data from a set of coral isolates. ~~ Forward progress.