LONGLEAF STORIES

full circle in the hundred acre wood

 Everybody gets excited when a crane shows up on the scene,  lifts huge girders high in the air, and swings them around like toothpicks. The big red crane looks like a man-sized version of a child’s toy.

 

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The fellow driving it looks a little like Wayne Newton. A white, ten-gallon hat almost covers up his long sideburns, and his triangular shape attests to many hours sitting in the operator’s seat.

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The chance of getting any non-housebuilding work done around here these days is slim and none. Here was the view from my desk last Friday.

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The crew came out yesterday, even though it was Saturday. They were trying to catch a few hours of rare sunshine to start sheathing the main roof. They got a good start. Won’t be long now until we’re fully dried in.

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I’ll never forget the look of this amazing skeletal structure. Looks to me like a dinosaur’s spine, or a super contemporary skylight.

 

Moving right along, now, with restoring the “lost posts.” When this was originally written on April 10, 2005, my blog buddy from Wales, Daisy-Winifred, said “Be fantastic if that were a skylight, you’d have a punk roof with a Mohican haircut then.”

 

0 thoughts on “Cranes and Girders and Trusses, Oh My!

  1. Gullible says:

    Be still, my heart.

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