Well, it’s all right, ridin’ around in the breeze.
Yeah, it’s all right, if you live the life you please.
— George Harrison
For the third day in a row, Ron and I worked on my breezeblock inventory. This time, we were in our own neighborhood. In an hour and a half, we covered all the east-west streets in an area six blocks wide and maybe a mile long. We found 52 properties with breezeblocks and one with shadow blocks. That brings our total to 139, with about 75 percent of the inventory complete.
Here’s a wall of tightly stacked snowflake blocks, protected by a ferocious guard dog:
I was really excited about these Pompeian (sic) blocks. (I was less excited about the manufacturer’s spelling.)
We also spotted some double-Ys:
Some newer walls featured styles I haven’t encountered in any of my research. This one looks like what you’d get if you crossed the arcs in a hidden-circle block and then flattened it out:
The pattern in the top image is another latter-day design. It looks like arch or cathedral, except it’s missing the diagonal reinforcements.
We got a late start today because of work commitments, but we’re hoping to go out earlier tomorrow and finish our inventory. Once that’s done, I can start designing my map. I’m really excited about this project. If it looks half as good on paper as it does in my mind, it’s going to be one of the coolest projects I’ve ever done.
2 thoughts on “Ridin’ Around in the Breeze”
Tucumcari must be the breezeblock capital of the west.
Palm Springs probably one-ups us, but I doubt many towns have more per capita. It’s been a real joy to track them down.