10 June 2008

What a difference one good day makes

Sebastian and Bruce mounting struts

Sebastian and Bruce mounting struts for the Main Dome against a blue sky.

When we woke up this morning, the wind and the clouds were gone. At the breakfast table, everybody was happy and eager to go to work. First, we set the dome foundation in order, and we anchored it to the snow. People split into two teams: One team worked on floor construction for the ground floor of the dome. The other team worked on the dome structure. To take advantage of the good weather, the teams took shifts in the evening, and work continued until 2 AM.

We got a lot of work done. The frame of the main dome is almost complete, and tomorrow the dome will have a ground floor. Sverrir continued his repairs on the snow blower. It should be ready tomorrow. Now we hope for a row of days similar to this one.

What we have done today:

  1. Repairing the snow blower.
  2. Mounting two more rings (56 struts) on Main Dome.
  3. Mounting ground floor beams on Main Dome.

Weather: Blue sky all day, -7 to -12 C, 5-11 knots from S and SE. Visibility: unlimited.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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