Escribano -> RE: Peek at a new rosette design. (Feb. 27 2010 4:16:57)
I have maybe the first? Anders broken olive wood rosette on my blanca. I like it because it came from a stack of olive firewood (leña) which is so much a part of life in Andalucía, cutting it up with a chainsaw, drying it out for year in the garage and the smell from the estufa de leña is unforgettable. Not that I will be burning my guitar [:D]
It's a bit off-topic but here is a little story from my life in Granada, 2005:
Anders gave me a wood-burning stove for the winter - this is my only heating for a 5 bedroom house but he assures me it is a good one.
Having installed it and sealed the fireplace around the chimney of the stove, I go in search of wood.
I went to see my friend, Miguel:
"Neccesito mucho leña para mi estufa"
"I have 900,000 Kgs"
"I need half of that"
"Half of 900,000 Kgs!"
"Sorry, I thought you said 90 Euros for a 1000 Kg. My Spanish is crap"
"No, it's 250 Euros for 1000 Kg" (that is a metric tonne)
"OK, I need half of that"
"A trailer full?"
"My trailers are the size of trucks"
"Umm, maybe I need to see 500 Kg of firewood"
"Maybe I need to see your stove"
"Remind me in November"
"Because that is when it gets cold, unless it rains before then"
He also speaks French, but that would make things worse. I have no idea where this leaves me but it'll work out. It always does.
I blocked the chimney with wood, which was not a good idea as it caught fire one night and I had to replace it with another piece, covered in aluminium foil.
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