Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Water line dug

Report and photos by Dennis Casebier

Lots going on at Goffs today. We closed the day yesterday with a terrific wind. By this morning it had died out. But not for long. It started up again mid-morning and here at mid-afternoon it is a strong wind again.

General Contractor Dan Cordova and two of his guys were here this morning early. They had intended to put thresholds down at the doors. They did some of the prep work but that's about it.

The bad news is that Dan discovered pretty serious damage to a couple of the doors. They were left open, a strong wind caught them, and the result is split wood on the frames. Dan is assessing the damage and what it will take to fix it.

Building Inspector Steve Given was here this morning. He inspected the insulation job and the septic system. We passed in both categories.

As I write this Gus and Phil are out there digging the ditch for the water line that will connect the two 5,000 gallon water tanks with a hydrant required by the County Fire Department. Gus Lind and I will be going into Fort Mojave tomorrow morning to pick up the six inch water pipe. It will take another day to bury the pipe and make the necessary connections to be fully up to speed on this.

Gus Lind was at the controls of the Greening Tractor digging the water line ditch. Gail Andress is off for a couple of days on sick leave, but you can't hold him down long.

The drywall for the interior of the entire Library/Depot building was delivered this morning. It was off-loaded by hand into the rooms where it'll be needed. I believe the dry-wallers may be here to begin their work as early as tomorrow.