posted Aug 15, 2010, 6:09 AM by Julie Bateman
updated Aug 15, 2010, 6:34 AM
This past weekend we took care of a bit of business in
Pocone, and returned late Sunday night to the Lodge, charged up for our final
week of construction as John, Giorie, and I have flights this coming weekend.
The most intimidating part of the roof is our four heavy trusses that need to
be lifted and centered onto the bond beam. We thought about making a game plan
for the best way to lift them, but once on site Jorge and Joao decided trial
and error was as good as method as any. Jorge has been an excellent addition to
our team, nicknamed Hercules on site, and is both calm and very, very strong.
The trusses were to the say the least awkward to get on top of the bond beam,
and ours may not have been the prettiest process, but with the fourth and final
truss on top and no one or nothing smashed to pieces, the morning was a
success. The trusses look so good we are considering nixing the rest of the
roof. The rest of the day was spent installing the central beam along the tops
of the trusses spanning the building along with the never-ending fun of