Day Twenty-Two - 23 October, 2015Carl got his guys busy beforehand filling a couple of small cave-ins with rock, so that the truck delivering the trusses wouldn't have a problem.
|Bringing A Few Wheelbarrow loads of Rock|
|Tossing Rocks Into the Cave-In|
|Forty-Foot Trusses Arriving|
|We'll Just Back It In|
Most of the rig managed to get in the gate, but there just wasn't enough swing room without scraping (or worse) the right side gate and fence. So, the best minds in the business stopped a passing truck and asked if he would be willing to take a pull chained to the back end of the trailer.
|Now We'll Just Pull It Around|
This wouldn't necessarily be a big deal, except it was in exactly the same location where, a few months back, John Harris had plowed into the fence when he was attempting to back Mike and Shelley's boat into their yard.
|Second Hit on Denis and Vivien's Fence|
|Our Gate Took a Hit|
|Finally, In Where They Can Be Off-Loaded|
|Starting On the Third Truss|
A quick word about the trusses. They're all made out of bullet-tree wood. Bullet-tree can be sawn while it's still green, but once it's had a chance to dry, forget it. Some of the posts for our porches on the Mennonite house are bullet-tree. I can't count the number of drill bits I've broken off in them trying to drive pilot holes for our screens. I've even bent a thick concrete nail trying to use that for a pilot hole instead of a bit. Tough, unforgiving stuff. The real benefit of using it, it it's virtually termite-proof.
|Set 'Er Down Gently, Boys|
|Setting Another One Down|
|Wood Working Louvers and Siding On Both End Trusses|
|Wrapped in Protective Plastic Till They're Installed|
|Carl Wasted No Time Having the Guys Fix the Fence|