Thursday, December 18, 2008
Slow Dome Builder
Scrambled this morning to prep my ingredients for another batch of solar baked cornbread. Before mixing up the liquid portions, I waited to see if the sun was going to cooperate today. While it was still cloudy, I ran the wires for my solar panels and the anemometer through conduit into the battery house. Suddenly it looked like a patch of clear sky was coming so I decided to go for it and mix up the batter and toss it in the oven. While the cornbread slowly baked, I wired up the connections from the solar panels. The cornbread was done 2 hours later.
Picked up a bag of concrete mix and prepped the hole for the anemometer pole mount. Got it all situated and poured the concrete. Tomorrow I will install the pole and supports - and the anemometer readout in the battery house. By 3:30, sun looked like it was about to be covered by clouds so I took a nice warm shower while I had the chance.
Drove over to ( reluctant rock star ) Trevor Reichman's dome project to check up on his progress. I'm trying to light a fire under his ass to git'r'done. The light was just right for a couple of photos. The dome and the exoskeleton.
Scooted home at 5:30 to pick up my cornbread and drove to the American Legion Post for the monthly pot luck supper. This is the first one I have attended since moving out here. Had a nice chat with some of the old locals I've gotten to know. Excellent amount of food and lots of variety - and all good people. I didn't know what I was missing.