Friday, October 8, 2010

Stucko

Yep, more stucco. We'll be stuck doing this for a little while longer as we round out the edges inside the dome. Don is quite the perfectionist when it comes to the details. It is labor intensive, but also meditative, and doesn't cost anything, so I don't mind. This building material should last 100 years at least. Once we get to the outside stucco portion, it will be easy because we will have gravity on our side. But on the inside, we are used to having stucco fall on our face and in our eyes.




It is nice to get back into the groove, especially on these perfectly climate controlled days. While we work, Don gives me short but numerous history lessons. He also has a very good understanding about what the economy is doing, especially for someone who doesn't have a television, the internet, or a newspaper. He thinks that people should invest in silver right now. While everyone is scrambling for gold, and while it is still going up in value, it is very expensive to buy into it right now. Silver on the other hand, is at a low point, but is about to skyrocket he says. I told him that rusty  rebar is worth more to me right now than silver or gold , because I could build something with it. I think that anyone with a mortgage or any kind of debt should pay them off before investing in anything that might have a perceived value but no function.



I don't know what this whisky translucent flower is that is seeding on my property, but I'll call it a Dandelion Tree in the meantime. Can anyone identify it? I can see it on my property from a couple of miles away as it shimmers in the sun.

In other news, I relocated a black widow yesterday and then saw another one today (same one?). Perhaps I need to relocate her a little further away.

7 comments:

gbh said...

Hey Trevor
I like your new blog surroundings.
Glad you are back in town.

Anonymous said...

You need a doctor or first aid kit close at hand for black widows, snakes, mountain lions and other scary visitors.

trevor.reichman said...

Only one American in the last 10 years has died from a black widow bite. Compare that with 100 Americans who are killed daily in car accidents, I'd say it is safer in the middle of the desert than in the city. Still, I wouldn't want to get bit by one.

Anonymous said...

Can't argue about that - well said!

fallerya said...

I think that white flower may be Clematis drummondii. It is beautiful.

trevor.reichman said...

Fallerya, you nailed it! I just googled it and yes, it is Clematis drummondii. Thank you.

fallerya said...

aka whisky translucent!