This perimeter footing is literally just dirt from the ground, as is, mixed with water. Don noted that with the economy souring, we are alright, because even though we are dirt poor, at least we have dirt. "You can build a house with it". I responded, "If we have dirt to build a house, doesn't that make us filthy rich?"
Today, we resumed work on the dome. It took almost the whole day just to re-prepare, locate all the tools, and get the materials ready (sifted sand, fly ash, etc). We did manage to get some stuccoing done though. It has been a number of months since any work has been done on the dome, so it was good to have an easy day to get back in the mode.