I have been away for over a month, family and back to school tasks have kept me from the TSO. For the time being (short time actually), things have settled down and I can resume making improvements.
Today was kind of a reorientation of where I left things prior to the month long interruption and preparing for what comes next.
To summarize, I have finished framing and tyveking the soffits, I also completed making some mods on a electric winch which I will use to power the roof movements.
The remaining work on the exterior is to cover the soffits with vinyl, and close the exposed edges with facia trim.
After that, its on to finishing the interior. That includes more dry-walling, raising the height of the pier, adding the winch, wiring up the power systems....omg, did I think I was close to finishing?
It was good to get back to working on TSO, unfortunately after labor day, I will be interrupted again for a couple of weeks, more family and career moves (other people's,mine is about done).
I got some solid things accomplished, here is a pic of TSO, with the roof back, I am really looking forward to puttering around in the shack, cleaning optics, doing routine maintenance , planning imaging sessions and just enjoying the blue skies..