Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Abuelita's House 2.0

Abuelita's house is a very special place for my whole family. My mother grew up here. My father fell in love with my mother here. I spent my childhood summers here with EOC, climbed the tree out front, and generally came of age here. Muffy also spent summers here and remains close with the neighbors across the street (whose grandmother was best friends with my grandmother for forty years). And now the kids have had the opportunity to spend two whole years living here.

Needless to say, I was nervous when I heard that my mother wanted to do some remodelling. I worried that changing my grandmothers house, which has been wonderfully constant throughout my life, would be traumatic; but it looks great. I know I promised to post pictures at the begining of the trip, but for some reason uploading pictures and video is really really slow - which has put a cramp in my blogging style. But today with the help of Larissa, Nick and my dad we were able to upload two two-minute videos - and it only took six hours!

So enjoy! If you've never seen abuelita's house, you can catch a glimpse into my "other life". If you have, but haven't seen the updates (Muffy) then here is the grand unveiling. Ta da!


  1. utterly JAW DROPPING!! i can't believe it! its beautiful, I'm so happy that a lot of the interior is still like abuela's house. i approve this blog post!

  2. wowwwwwwwwwww.

    the view from the barranca is incredible! the house has completely transformed.

    My favorites:
    1) dual-flush toilets
    2) the Mrs. Telep-esque sinks
    3) the sheer livings space that construction has created
    4) the balconies

    Great! I can't wait to visit :)

  3. Anonymous7/23/2009

    I love the house!!!