Wednesday, August 4, 2010

cold steel...

The roof is coming together so quickly, I took the day off for some engineering to insure the that the progress will continue.

Happy Birthday to the best friend I have out here.  I am proud to know you (and your wife - my second best friend).  Here's to many more happy years for us all in the desert.  94,104,70,0 B

10 comments:

mike said...

looking good

Zole said...

John, I must admit, I yearn to be able to live your way of life. The place is really looking great! Are you getting much energy from your windmills?

ezrablu said...

I do consider us friends...maybe not best ones...but I don't have a wife.
Oooh..wait...never mind ;D

Great photo...nice perspective.

Allen Hare said...

Thanks for this photo. It allows us to see the full perspective of the roof. I assume the center (24 ft.?) section will be for the clear material. I guess the two solid roofing sections on each end will help to keep the containers cool in the sun. That, and all that white paint. What a fine project you have created here!

Dizzy-Dick said...

I believe John took the wind generators down. Correct me if I am wrong.

Matt said...

I'm sure it's in the plans, but rain gutters will be needed soon. That much surface area and the height of that drop will dig a pretty good trench I imagine with water pouring off of the roof.

De La Mancha said...

Absolutely beautiful! You put Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Soleri to shame ;-)

Can't wait to see what you are planning on growing....

Marlene said...

Yessirreebob, Matt. You're right about the gutters. Rain pouring off that roof will dig a trench like you wouldn't believe. I'm assuming that John plans to catch that rain in containers at one end or tuther.

frann said...

Holy Bat Cave Robin!!

D. B. Day IV said...

I am guessing the exposed edge of the purlins is for the water catchment device yet to be constructed. Correctomundo?