Saturday, October 27, 2012
Kids will be Kids
Went to the dome site a few days ago and the workers were soaking some boards to make them more bendable. Our kids saw the water in the ditch with the boards floating in it and had to stop and play for a while. If you look closely, there is a 4x4 sitting as a balance beam across the ditch in the background. We did not put that there, but our daughter certainly used it.
Things are starting to happen more quickly now. It seems that some of the sub-contractors were a bit baffled about how to handle a round dome and when they actually got onsite they stopped, looked around, and said "It's round?!?!?". Given this, they had to take more time to figure out how they were going to deal with a round house and this took longer than expected. Anyway, the rough electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fire suppression are almost done. We are hoping for a final inspection of these early next week (Tuesday is the day the General Contractor is aiming at). Once we have this inspection they can begin to put drywall up and make it start looking more like a real house and less like a construction site.
Monolithic Domes should be down this week to install the wraps around the dormer and weld them onto the vinyl shell that was the original airform. Once this is done the front door will be installed and we will be fully weathered in. At that point we should be able to get a revised timeline, but the move in date will probably be pushed at least to the third week of December if not early January:(
We did get a sample (~10 square feet) of the rock exterior we hope to use. Looking at it we want to see another sample as well. This one is a bit too neutral and blah, so we're hoping Calaveris may look a bit better. It has a bit more color based on the pictures online.