Wednesday was a nice, misty, chilly day to be playing in the mud so Brad and Don probed around in the ditch at the front gate until they located the north end of the culvert. Then Don used the backhoe and Lukas and Jamie used shovels to dig it out to determine its size and condition. Since this report highlights the positive at the Museum, no further details regarding this particular piece of #%@, er, culvert will be divulged.
Ivan supervised the delivery and unloading of the new trusses and then picked up more of the hardware required for the Dunvegan Shop Roof project. He is getting to be the master of the roofing jigsaw puzzle as the pieces fall into place.
The Powers That Are convened for the monthly social at the Provincial Archives and discussed, well, archives. Along with a few other topics that have some relevance to museum operations. Another successful Board of Directors meeting i.e. no bloodshed.
Jim, Don and Rob, with some heavy lifting help from Lukas, accomplished the not insignificant task of blowing out the surface water lines and putting away the hoses for the winter. Blowing them out is not nearly as much fun as blowing them up but at least we get to reuse the lines and hoses next year. It is unclear which of those individuals supplied the most hot air for this project. What's that? Oh, the air compressor was used!
Hans, Lukas and Kyle did a fabulous job in ridding the Dunvegan Shop of a number of odds and ends and debris in preparation for the upcoming lift work on the roof. The joint never looked so good, discounting the pigeon poop, of course.
Butch, Lukas, Kyle and Hans did a considerable amount of prep work marking the purlin locations and reinforcing the plates on the new trusses to get them ready for the big lift. They can be proud to say they spent the day just screwing around.
Phil and Kevin are doing a bang up job in building a crate for the NAR neon sign to protect it from being further banged up until it can find a good home.
Hans continued work on the bases in preparation for moving the two storage sheds.
Butch and Jamie collaborated on moving the articulated lift toward the inside of the shop and instead managed to get it stuck. Again. It was one of those character-building days.
Subsequently they succeeded in getting it unstuck and moved inside the north bay of the Dunvegan shop with some timely help from Don and Dave H. Tis a good thing the Museum has lots of steel plate and an unending supply of 2x10's to move that heavy little pig over three sets of tracks. Anyone have a use for some nicely curved steel and/or lots of splintered planks?
And so another chapter in the Museum saga comes to a close. Monday starts a new week with the delivery of the rental telehandler and the roof project shifts from 3rd into high gear.