Sunday, October 26, 2014

I think David likes his new pizza oven

Here's how I know:

1. since the day the first stone was laid, he's spent 20 hours a day with it - looking at it, photographing it, videoing it, talking to it.  Its first 3 weeks of life are better documented than any babies I know (even the first born ones).  He uses the other 4 hours of the day to research recipes and general cooking tips for pizza ovens.

2.  when he's standing in front of it, a strange grin comes across his face and then he makes a noise something like this

3.  For the first time in 10 years he's cleaned the space on the side of the house (where the oven is)

yeah, ok, well, you should have seen it before.

4.  He's built it a little friend for it with the left over fire bricks - just to keep it company.

5.  And if all of this wasn't clue enough that David likes his new pizza oven, he did this yesterday

He rearranged all the patio furniture so that when sitting you no longer have this view

or this one

but rather this one


  1. Ha! I love that! Love the view, too. The pizza oven looks fantastic! Good job! I'm sure you are in for some great pizza. I would love to be able to use it to bake bread, too.

  2. The oven looks like it was never anywhere else then right next to your house. I can understand David being kind of obsessed by it... Enjoy your view (well, both of them)... Mila & linnea

  3. Anonymous11:47 PM

    You are the funniest woman on the planet. I love your posts as much as David loves his pizza oven. But then, who wouldn't love you both, or all three of you.

    It's good that David is studying how to use the oven. Roger once built a "horno" for baking bread but we never could quite get it right. The outside burned before the inside had done its job. After multi failures, Roger decided he had not designed it correctly. He had plans to build another 'someday' but we never quite got to it.
    Fond memories though and certainly our burnt bread smelled good.
    Of course as you had some local experts to assist the building of your masterpiece, I'm sure you won't have problems.
    Suggestion for David's furniture rearrangement: Swivel chairs ? Love to you both, Brenda

  4. waynosd4:37 PM

    Wonderful work. I'm sure you will enjoy both views for years to come. Thanks for all the great photos and the nice humor.

    Miss ya, TFC

  5. Anonymous3:17 AM

    I want to see a video of David puffing on a extra long slim-pipe while reading the operation manual.

    Does this mean there will be no more peeing through the fence near this sacred ground or are certain individuals grandfathered in.

    Can't wait to have pies and lamb sickles when we return to our sacred ground in 2015. Yes, we are coming.