I've been a busy kman, even if I've been remiss about posting my daily accomplishments.
Found the damn bike, still chained to the side of the apartment building I moved out of 5 years ago. LOL! Good thing it's all friends who live there! Took the bike to the shop, got the chain replaced, brakes adjusted, and it's been declared playa-ready (if pathetically un-decorated at the moment).
Ordered BlikeGlow and some blinkies to decorate said bike. This will be it's last year of life (dead rear brakes, type no longer made, so after the burn I'll donate and next year I'll find another bike), so I'll cut loose with the fluoro paint and fuzzy cloth, too, sometime between now and my departure.
Made a wood mounting plate that fits over the deep-cycle marine battery, nestled safely in it's milk crate. Now the solar charge controller and 4-way cigarette lighter splitter are sitting securely on top, with a master power switch, all protecting the connections to the battery itself hidden underneath. Should cut down on "oops!" moments, esp. with the less-technical yurt-mates.
Been working on the HexaYurt every weekend. All that's left is cutting the tarp to size, foot-print-style, cutting ventilation holes for the air filters I picked up, cutting a hole for the DIY bucket swamp cooler's output, and rigging some sort of door latch mechanism. Should be completely done this weekend, no problemo. Transport has been arranged on the camp's trailer, so no worries there, either.
Made a wood frame for my solar panel array, which will mount easily atop my hexayurt, once we arrive and optimum sun direction is determined.
Found a passenger to share fuel costs.
It's all coming together nicely!