Some of you might recall that I got a spectacular deal on my artisan yurt because it's not quite finished. I need to devise a solution to seal the roof opening and protect the ring from water damage and I need to hang the door.
The door needs to be done right away so I'll hang it tonight and add a deadbolt before I put anything of value in my new home. (Not that I have anything all that valuable anyhow. I don't go in for any of the stuff that's easy to hock. If someone wants to try selling handmade dishes, I guess they'll probably find a way into the yurt.)
As for yurt finishing, the roof ring can wait a while. Rainy season is almost over. Here's what I'm doing to protect the roof ring for now.
It's actually good enough to keep the inside of the yurt totally dry. I'll hang some weight from the umbrella to keep it from shifting in the wind, but otherwise it's done for now.
Last night was my first night sleeping in the yurt. I love it and can hardly believe that it's real. It has all happened so fast!