Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 20th progress

I got 2 sections of ramp done as of the 22nd of December and I only have one section left to do. I am 2 feet from the top of the concrete slab so now I can get up without a ladder now-- sort of a big step though. usually winter starts here on the first of december but we have had mild weather so far all month.

Video of installation of brackets that hold ramp. Jose took the movies-- he dropped in while I was working.
1. putting in nails to bracket    <iframe width="1280" height="720" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
2.  Screws to bracket

Monday, October 24, 2011


I took this yesterday at sunset. There is a thunderstorm to the east and west of me and clear above me plus a sunset above Necedah Bluff. It is from the 51 feet level of my tower with the 18 to 55 lense ( the weaker lense).  Im still working on the ramp to the concrete slab.


Here is a classical dance for variety. I took this video at the Festival of India a few weeks ago. Each move has a significant spiritual meaning in these ancient Indian dances, enjoy and Happy New Year:   <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

View from 48.75 feet level

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Castle Rock Bluff is about 4 to 5 miles away to the north east.
Roche Cree State park and Ski hill in Friendship which is about 20 to 25 miles away. Roche cree is the smaller of the 2.
Necedah Bluff is in the center and is about 3 miles away to the west. ( Center of picture)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Concrete pour at 40 feet

Video: movie page for videos, will take a while to add videos.Mike Scherer from Adams county helped.  Pictures taken by Jose and concrete by potratz and Croell as was the last pour.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The concrete pour

Fr. Stanley Monaghan He has supported this project from the beginning without asking for compensation. In earlier years he has even shoveled concrete. He is the priest at Rosa Mystica Church on 23rd avenue in Necedah near G. He is under Patriarch Athenasius. He took most of the pictures on this page with my camera. His wife Bonnie Monaghan provided the drinks while we poured concrete.
I'm filling the lotus arch in with the hose. The hose can be moved by remote control that the driver is carrying in the picture.
we did a little bucketing to give the forms a break then we put the hose on the side to finish filling the forms.

we put the hose on the side to take preassure off the bottom.
it was a successful pour thanks to the good quality help i got. Potratz concrete pumping from Wisconsin Rapids sent a well seasoned pump driver who knew just how far to push the forms and when. My neighbor Fr Stanley Monaghan took pictures and even helped some. A man from Adams co. named Joseph or Joey helped me pour the concrete.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Necedah Tower

Next week I will be pouring concrete. The tower is now 30 feet tall going on 40. I also plan to have a page on the Necedah Shrine. The tower will have a spiritual level on it for the ancient practices of Sanatana Dharma. See my other blog at