Today we got a ton accomplished. We framed the kitchen and bathroom walls completely. We framed around the doors and windows of the straw bale wall. It is well on its way toward completion to get ready for some much needed straw. There are now plenty of wood studs standing to contrast the concrete slab and CMU walls. We finished our first coat of plaster on the interior CMU wall. The 70 degree weather and scalding sun has given us a taste of what the hot desert has in store for us: sunburns and thirst–all the more reason for us to push toward getting our roof up!