Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 271: 26 July 2013

I seem to have lost the ability to edit myself, so here are many more pictures than usual, all but the last two taken within a two-hour time span at the beginning of the day. The process should be fairly self-explanatory, involving the pouring, spreading, and smoothing of a layer of concrete to form a foundation for the substation. 
There are some parts of this job that have looked like a lot of fun: I would, for example, have loved to have been operating the excavator when the wall came tumbling down. But not this part. Maybe i've watched too many mobster movies, because looking at these guys slogging around ankle deep in concrete, really unnerved me. I kept thinking of things like "cement shoes" and wondering whatever happened to Jimmy Hoffa. 

This is what was happening between 7:00 and 8:00 AM:

That stupid power-line is so hard to avoid.
It manages to photobomb its way into the the middle of every picture i try to take.

 Between 8:00 and 8:30 AM:

At 9:00 AM:

By the end of the day, the concrete pad covered the entire site. 

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