This Week in Hobby – 8.22.17

Here is the crowning jewel of my summer. The total solar eclipse passed over my yurt yesterday. 


We had about 25-30 people staying the weekend at our home and lots of fun was had by all. 





I did get the porch and stairs done for the yurt on a slightly delayed schedule. I’ll add a roof to the porch after we get more done inside the yurt. 

Next up for the yurt is finalizing plans on switching to natural gas and an on-demand water heater. While we are figuring that out I’ll finish redoing the drip edge and skirting. Then we’ll get the bathtub (finally) installed.   

That’s it for me – this week will be busy – but I’m hoping to be joining a game league in the fall – so at least I’ll have some battles to report on sometime. 

-f

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This Week in Hobby 8.14.17

Well last week I was on a vacation roadtrip. We traveled south to Nevada, then to Arizona and New Mexico. We traveled back thru Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. 


We saw lots of cool sites along the way. So much to see – so little time. It was a great family vacation – and we are happy to be home now. 


Hobby wise, I worked on more terrain. This was a big kit. And the online instruction PDF was great. 



I went ahead and dry-fit the whole thing. I am sure I’ll primer and paint this while it’s mostly apart. 

I’m hoping to get basic colors on it this week and then I’ll add it to my paint and details later group. 


On the Yurt project… I’ve been waiting for my new metal skirting… it’s been delayed several weeks.  I got the deck framed and ready. I’m just hoping to get the metal skirting before going to far.   

Things on tap for me this week. I’m hoping to get the skirting metal and finish the yurt porch this week. And then the following Monday we will be looking at the “Great American Eclipse”. My home is in the path of totality … so we’ve got our fingers crossed for clear skies. 

-d

This Week in Hobby – 7.27.17

Last week was a blur … last Saturday we spent the day at the beach – and the weather was glorious.  Unusually clear, bright, not windy and not ice cold ocean water for the Oregon coast.   Suffice to say, I had fun with the family. I also go a bit sunburnt. 


After my last post I got sick for most of the week. So after work each day I spent most of my time resting and trying to get better. Which left the Yurt porch in a holding pattern. Sadly, I won’t be getting back to work on that for another week because next week we are on vacation. 

Our Roadtrip will be to New Mexico to visit a friend and his family for a couple days. Along with that we will see the Grand Canyon and a few other sights in the American south west along the way. 


I did get this box set put together for Dark-Age at one point last week before I got sick. They went together pretty easily. But they did d require some mold line cleaning. 

– d