I guess I've been good this year. Santa just dropped by in his Toyota Tundra to deliver some cookies that he baked in his solar powered oven. Delicious! It was the perfect end to a productive day.
Earlier today, Don stopped by to help me start on the brown coat
of the dome. The brown coat is the final inside stucco coat and is the same mix as the scratch coat: 2.5 parts sand, one part portland cement, and a small can of fly ash. But instead of scratching the coat afterwards, it is smoothed out with a foam sponge. Since I didn't have a foam sponge on site, we cut off a little piece of my pillow. Perfect! My pillow was a tad too long anyway.
It is nice to see the holes get filled and the rough edges get smoothed out.
Happy holidays everyone. I hope you get to eat some delicious buttery solar powered cookies, too.