Monday, December 16, 2019

Time Warp

Time Warp

Like I never left.

When I drag the generator out of the dome, it reminds me of when George pulls the time machine out of the temple to be reunited with Weena. (The Time Machine 1960)


I too have been traveling through time, just forward, and at the regular pace. Well, Time has passed but it feels like no time has passed at the dome, and it's time to move to the Next Phase. Some revelations have occurred, and some blocks have been surpassed.


 The Main dome must be painted, and cleaned. That can't occur until all the tools and trash are OUT of there. But if the Dome itself isn't the storage shed, then that's what needs to happen to complete the dome. A home depot shed is as expensive as it is unsightly, not to mention not very "domey", so I am building a small "hut" dome to house the generator and some tools. I believe the mixer can survive outside under a tarp. The first shed will be just big enough for the generator and the tools I can cram around it. I figure multiple small domes will be much easier to construct. Lets look at the pics. I got the hoses ready today and staged the shed dome, to be ready to pour the foundation tomorrow.

Lookin Good, Dome!

You can't tell how cold and windy it is!

Slab first, ask questions later!

If it's not load bearing or for occupancy I think this is enough reinforcement.

Just wait, it will look cool soon. Can you see it?

Got a little artsy, not intentional.

Some bag is starting to show. Yikes.

Its actually a lot roomier than it looks.

Monday, June 18, 2018

White paint

Continued the painting inside the sleep dome. It looks really good, nice and bright.










Monday, June 11, 2018

No Excuses

I forgot to buy a hose so I almost cancelled the build day, but Raquel convinced me to paint the inner small dome.










Monday, June 4, 2018

Let the Patio Begin!

     If I ever want to build a shed like structure to store the generator and some tools, I need a patio first. The shed will be something like a glorified dog house, big enough for the generator and tools, I am not sure the mixer needs more than just a place to keep it with a sturdy tarp over it. Again a nice patio area. I'll focus on surrounding the main dome and connecting the baƱo. Then I hope to eventually make a path to the car area, a bit of a car pad, and a path to the other end of the property, so you can skate on full moons. Yup that dream is still alive.


Corrugated plastic, leftover from guinea pig cage construction,  seriously.
Even, and level. enough for Rock & Roll! 
Plaster ninja, Mason wannabe. 
80% Earth (sand) / 20% evil empire 
Up The Irons!!!!   \m/  \m/ 

Raaaaaaqueeeeeel! Its stuuuuuuck! Heeeeeelp! Heeeeelp!
Doooooo something!!!!!   okay, I got it.
Now I am too spent to do anything :(




Thank God the hose busted as I was walking to shut off the water.
What a sweet little place this is shaping up to be,



Monday, May 21, 2018

All MIxed Up!

     2 mixes, stucco around the new door frame, and 20% cement mix for the entranceway. This pour seals the door frame and the foundation rows under the door frame. 

Desert Iguana http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Dipsosaurus_dorsalis/

Bright hot sun today, but too windy for a cowboy hat 
They named it right, it's a Champ!


A clumpy mix is a sticky mix!

Before

After something
when its all painted with the lime paint it will blend seamlessly, and its still wet here.




Desert Iron Clad Beetle
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/127519-Asbolus-verrucosus