Friday, January 18, 2008

Slow progress in the face of the wind

Report by Dennis Casebier

The day looked promising at 6:30 AM when I went out on the front porch. The temperature was 32 degrees and no wind.

Cordova and his crew showed up at about 7:00 AM and I figured they would be able to finish the detail on the rafters over the second story of the Depot and get the layer of sheeting on it. It didn't work out that way.

Within an hour the wind began to come up and pretty soon it was a strong wind -- a regular old winter gale out of the northeast. And it blew all day.

The framers were out there in the rafters working on details but understandably there was no attempt to handle sheets of plywood in that wind. The result is that the sheeting didn't get put up. The crew knocked off early and were gone for the weekend before 2:00 PM. It was just too cold and windy.

Likewise, Phil Motz had a crew all lined up to pull wire through the conduit from the Library/Depot to the power shed. But it was too cold and windy for that also. Hopefully the weather will be more cooperative tomorrow and Phil can get the wire pulled.

Of course we won't see Cordova & Co. now until Monday. Under the circumstances I feel they are making good progress.