Thursday, January 19, 2012

Many friends coming to help getting the roofing ON! Also some scenes from the SCENE

Ben Austin, of Circus Athena, has been coming to help bit by bit, sanding the bath tub. Vic climbing down from the ladder
Vic Anderson, who I ran into @ the laundry mat, and asked if he could come and help....he's tall, over 6'... and incredibly good luck! We finished the entire port side, and the panels that covered the starboard side over the bedroom! The rest I can do on my own!
Tapping the screws
Jacob came to help on one of those days when everything is harder than it has to be, and I started off the work session by drilling into my finger.
Using my leg to hold the panels to the roof against the wind
Scoping where the worms will live over the bathroom floor, just a nice shot that clearly shows the under floor structure and the chassie
Ben Austin helping me sand the bath tub.
Getting started!
This guy, David, I met at The Waffle House. He came in to eat at about 2 in the morning, just as Pete, Ari and Daniel were getting ready to leave on road bound adventures in the green veggie powered school bus. David went on a quick tour of the bus, and then came in and volunteered to come help me on my project... and he showed up!

Quick walk around the neighborhood where I am building.. some shots from the scene


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Art Bus Adventure!!!!

My new friends Pete and Ari from Vermont came down to Athens to convert their school bus to run on veggie oil. One day they came to help me work on the roof, Pete is a wizard with card board, and he put together the metal work for the back of the roof over the bay windows in a way that I could never have done. After we worked we went back to my friend's house where I was house sitting and Julian and I made a triple batch of home made pasta, I invited Jacob and my new friend Daniel over to eat, and we tucked in. Pete and Ari showed Daniel around on the bus, and he was really taken by it. He has been a student of The University of Georgia, but has recent;y become disillusioned with the field he was in, and the whole "system" in general. So, he dropped out of school and prayed to be open to the visions. We had gone on a walk a few days earlier, and he was talking about selling his car...and the next thing I know, he had! When he met Pete and Ari he asked them if he could hit the road with them, and this morning at about 2 am they all three left The Waffle House together, heading to Florida and then California! I can't wait to see the next blog post!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wood, stained glass and copper

Today I picked up the cherry bowls made by my friend Tim. Here they are along side the plates made by Jack Husdon. The bowls have been finished with mineral oil, the plates are still unfinished.
This is a hand hammered copper sink I bought through Craig's List to install in the bathroom. It will look so sweet along side the cedar tub and the copper in the stained glass in the window.
This is my friend Tim who I commissioned to turn the eating bowls for me.
My father gave me this hunk of cherry the other day, so I took it to Jack Hudson,who made my plates, to turn a serving dish for me.
Seven pointed star stained glass work by Brandon Shultz, to be installed in the bathroom door.
quarter-sawn oak and cherry for the bathroom door. Brent Swanson of Normal-town wood-works came and picked up everything to get started building it today!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Making progress, almost almost ready to install the roofing metal.

Pete and Ari from Vermont in their big green veggie powered school bus!
Big Sky Hobo tower
Michael Baily helping me drill through the walls into the 2x4 rock ladder supports
I climbed right up and sat on the roof!
The rock ladder works like a charm

Pete and Ari are here from Vermont to convert their big green school bus to run on veggie oil. and they have been coming to help me on my home! and they dumpstered a lot of donuts!

Sanding the bath tub and thinking about peace
smiling behind my dust mask