Saturday, August 23, 2008

Just finishing up number three

Had nearly three days of thunderstorms,wind and rain so we got slowed down a bit but will still be done tomorrow with number three except for a few small cosmetic things.

We will now spend several days just cleaning up the three sites and doing some general beautification.
The three meditators; Mischa, Brendon and Terran should be in there respective Kutis by next tuesday. The work crew; Mischa and Brendon will probably continuing working for another week or two depending on what materials I can get purchased.

The IRS is now working on the 501c3 applications that were recieved in April of this year as was ours. We hope to hear from them very soon.

It was 39 degrees for a low temp two nights ago and I heard reports from the locals that there was some frost in the low lying valleys. We really haven't had much summer this year but yet I am looking forward to winter and all the snow.

I would like to say again how much I appreciate and how important to OGM the volunteers have been this summer. Without them we might have gotton one building done. As it is now we have four structures ready for the winter months. Also without Brians good help we would not be where we are today. He gets to spend far too little time here at OGM!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Porch railing and the roof

Porch railing went on yesterday and the roof got started but then the promised rain showed up and chased us off. Rain again today with temps in the 50's-60's. All in all a very pleasant change from the 100 degrees of the preceding few days. The thunder storms knocked out the Internet again yesterday so wasn't able to post until today. No work on the cabin today but did grade the road and the guys did some work in the Central Facility area getting ready to winterize it.

Monday, August 18, 2008

moving slow but moving forward

The heat and lack of funds has us moving slowly forward. The flying rafters went up today and tomorrow should see the sheathing on the main roof and the beginnings of the actual roofing. The weather forecast is for thunder storms and rain the next few least that will cool things down a bit.

Sunday, August 17, 2008




Saturday, August 16, 2008

lot's of work but little show.

Have done a lot of work but most does not show. Did get the rafters up and tomorrow will be a big day. Things are moving a bit slow as the temps have been going over 100 degrees y'day, today and tomorrow but then will drop into the 70's next week. Summer is almost over before it even got here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Walls up

Walls are up and sheathing is almost complete. Roofing in a day or so.

Did some clean up below the cabin today as well. A few dead trees were pushed over by Mischa and Brendon.

Mischa is now living in number two.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Number three walls go up.

Today the work was WALLS. The crew is getting good at framing.

Brendon makes the sawdust fly. The cutter ( Brendon ) makes the framer ( Mischa )

look good by providing the cut boards accurately and on time.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Been away for a few but the work continued.

I was entertaining family for a few days but the crew kept working.

Number 2 is dried in except for hanging the door which I will do tomorrow and then Mischa moves in.

Went out today and bought enough lumber to do the porch and framing on number three. The crew ( Mischa and Brendon ) and I put the porch on in under two hours, they're gettin' good, and then tomorrow will be the beginning of framing. Time us!!!!! we will have number three dried in by the 25th of August and then it will be time to put the siding on all three units and do the interiors ( if we can afford it )?

We are seriously movin' ahead now!!
Pictures today are of Number two and then several shots of the floor and porch of number three and then of the path the guys cut through the aspen grove to give access to the Central Facilities from number three.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

just another day

I keep trying to get the crew to take a day off but they want to keep at it.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Main roof is done

The main roof was shingled today so it is done. The crew started on the porch roof but it got to hot to finish.

Friday, August 1, 2008

#2 porch roof goes on and veggies from the garden

The sheathing goes on the porch roof. Maybe the windows need be a little higher next time.

Dug new potatoes and picked peas today. Gave some to the work crew to make "creamed new potatoes and peas". Explained a "basic white sauce " to them...............We shall see? Mine was great!