Sunday, June 11, 2017

Final Fitting of Bents 1-3


]The last three weekends have been pretty exciting.  Jeff, Randy, and Mike have now put 3 bents together for the final time.  Bent #3 still has to be pegged, but beyond that, the next step will be to raise them up! 

This is the step that makes us nervous, not just for the obvious reasons, but because at the point they are raised, they are out in the weather!  (Right now, we cover the bents with metal to protect from rain.)  Roof construction will need to move pretty quickly after things go vertical... and since we are the only "crew" on this job, and there are only so many days in each weekend, it's going to be a push!

To complicate things a bit more, Jeff smashed his fingers between two beams last weekend.  He fractured one finger.  It's not terrible, but it's enough to make things a little awkward.  With that said, he was out there working the next day... so it's not a show stopper!