Today is mine and the wife's twentieth year anniversary and what a way to spend it.
She said last year that she wanted to go someplace for this once in a lifetime special occasion and she did. This morning she left with her aunt to Mississippi and won't be back till Sunday. So that makes me a bachelor this weekend.
I spent my first evening of freedom just like anyone married for twenty years would, taking care
of the animals, cooking dinner and doing a little more work on the solar cooker.
I put the bottom and sides on with plywood and 4" thick high density foam for the insulation. I went to the barn and rounded up the glass, mirrors, metal flashing and a few more odds and ends to try and get this thing cooking this weekend. I am a little shy on plywood but maybe I can find a scrap piece laying around the job site tomorrow if I'm lucky.
So far everything I have used is scrap I dug out of trash piles at work. Just today I brought home a pickup load of landscape timbers, 2x4's and 4x4's ranging from two feet to six feet long.
Like I said, they are all scrap and I would not use them for fine furniture but it works great for the stuff I build and the price is right.