Finally, the yurt was delivered. Yay! The unloading was a nightmare! grrr. The problem started when the shipping company put the second customers roof on our crates. To make matters worse, the others customers roof had some light damage. After an hour of deliberation, I decided not to move the roof and have the second customer remove their own roof. The delivery truck would have to return for us to get the crates off once the roof was off-loaded. Two and a half hours later the delivery truck returned. After a little under 2 hours the yurt contents was on the ground. Smiling Woods Yurts had told us when the yurt was shipped there was a problem with the skylight and it would arrive in about a week.
We have been working hard to get the footings in place and ready for the delivery from the cement company. We are anticipating pouring the footings Wednesday the 22nd of October. Bob, our general contractor, has done an excellent job of making progress with out water and electricity. Both of which are our top priority.
We have been blessed again with news from our Yurt builder (SmilingWoodsYurts.com not to be confused with my good friend Frank Smiley). It turns out that another customer, who lives in our area is scheduled for delivery at the same time. Thereby, saving us roughly half of the delivery cost of about $4000. This will help offset some of the last minute upgrades which include a forest green colored external roof and a electric remote controlled skylight opener. Currently, we are expecting shipment of the Yurt between the 21st and 24th of October.
We will heading to Eureka Springs October 22nd and are planning to go to Topeka Kansas for the Mother Earth News Fair the weekend of the 25th. We will then head back to Eureka Springs for the next full week.