As we began session three, we had come to the realization that we had fallen somewhat behind. In previous posts, we have discussed equipment malfunctions, minor setbacks, and material miscalculations. As the session progressed, adjustments to our schedule were made in an attempt to get back on track. In most cases, this would be a huge source of stress; however, we took these setbacks as a challenge, and made up for several days of lost time throughout the session. In fact, it is safe to say that much fun was had by the end of session three.
Today, we installed the concrete sink and counter top. A team of six was required to lift the sink, and as many as eight were working to get the sink through the door, and set in place. Although the labor was intensive, and the process to install was difficult, the results were astounding!
Exterior cladding continued today, and a rhythm has been established throughout the cladding installation team. Progress has increased from one half of a wall per day, to over 1.5 walls per day, and now we have two cabins, with all major walls completely clad in weathered steel.
Drywall in Monument Valley was completed today with the exception of some additional mudding and sanding. With that, attention turned to Blue Mountain, and significant progress was made as the ceiling and east wall have been completed.
It is fair to say that this session has presented significant challenges for the group. However, it is also fair to say that these challenges were met with extreme diligence, hard work, and ingenuity. Ending this session on a positive note only makes us eager to begin working in session four.
We will leave you with this lovely sunset!
~Arron & Johnny