Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tiptoe through the scaffolds - through the scaffolds with me

Tiptoe through the scaffolds - through the scaffolds with meTools of the styrofoam house trade
Notice the twirly thing for tying rebar... very important
The hidden work of block sculpting - it is NOT like building a Lego house
Sunset over the scaffolding
Up to ground level at the back of the main house section
The never ending story for the styrofoam construction - cutting and bending rebar - lots of it.
Roamin' in the gloamin' on the bonnie banks o' Clyde,
Roamin' in the gloamin' wi' ma lassie by ma side,
When the sun has gone to rest, that's the time that I like best,
O, it's lovely roamin' in the gloamin'!
The last window buck for the basement level - installed by her's truly on her own
Carrying a 20 ft (6 meter) bar of number 5 rebar - E looks like a tightrope walker with a balance pole - that's one tough tightrope walker usin' rebar for balance.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More than a threat of sunshine...

The last window buck for the basement levelJ happy with his work
Steppin' out
The construction rises above ground level
E hard at work

Gluing the blocks
J leaves graffiti...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Heavy lifting - brother James part 2

James hard at workJames in the reconstructed forest
A friend visits for a look at the progress
Lost in construction - smiley faces 1
Pity the smile is behind the stick... Smiley faces 2
Scaffolding goes up.
Todays wide shots - south eastern view
This is worth looking at in the large size.
Yet again - a threat of sunshine.
Heavy lifting 1.
Northeast view
Whadda ya mean you put the plank there ?
I meant you should put the plank here...
You mean this plank ? -- Heavy lifting 2
New perspectives - the construction can be seen from the downhill side now

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Brother James

E with brother James, in from KS to lend a hand for a week. After one sunny day James discovers that winter in western Oregon is really about being damp.Walls get higher all the time. You can see the "mudline" on the back waal of the garge basement where the landslide came up to.One perspective
3 weeks ago...

Little by little - piece by piece

A sunny day, more blocks in place...
E is getting hard to find in thereI'll see if it works better standing on my right leg.No. Guess I'll try the other one.
Where's my lumber ?