Thursday, August 27, 2009

git 'er up

Spotted this Mexican General watching me as I performed my morning outdoor bathroom duty. These guys are as big as they are gonna get now and seem to be everywhere. Won't be long before they all disappear for the winter.

Finished up the welding this morning then headed to Ugly Betty's for a late breakfast sandwich. Hung out till about noon then came back to the Field Lab for an unplanned nap...seems I get really sleepy when I read, and as I was reading my mail - I fell asleep for an hour. Dragged myself out of bed for the second time today and prepped the rig to raise the truss. Waited a couple of hours for the HOT part of the day to have its way then did the deed at 5PM. Shot a time lapse of the event....took about 20 minutes in real time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHESnCJ5qQw

24 comments:

Don Auderer said...

hmmm you need a buddy. I counted that you climbed those ladders sixteen times. Of course there's a lot of self satisfaction doing it yoursef.

denziel56 said...

jw

that was fun to watch !

looks kinda like "The RoadRunner"

cheers!

.bb

Nat said...

I liked the time laspe truss-raising! Next time I think you should do 25 jumping jacks each time before you descend the ladder to make it look like you're hoving in mid air on the time lapse.

Nat

Ben in Texas said...

Cool vid. My first thought was, why don't you lay yourself a walkway between the two buildings? save all that up and down. Just my thought.

Thanks for the update.

jim said...

Nicely done and you have an inspirational work ethic.

Massachusetts Solar Installations said...

What about building a plank between the two containers?

KE5MIL said...

LOL, so that's how you burn off the grub shack grub. Perfect.

jandean said...

Waaay more fun to watch you go up and down ladders. In CROCS!!

The Buzzardcheater said...

You continue to impress with your ingenuity and damn hard work. Good job!

The Buzzardcheater said...

The only thing missing from that video is an audio track of "Yakkety Sax" a la Bennie Hill! That would be perfect.

rj said...

Most Impressive!

seth said...

i kept hearing the music from the benny hill show in my head. was waiting for the sexy ladies to come running into the frame.
Nice work!!

czardastx said...

@ The Buzzardcheater - lol on the Bennie Hill reference. That song would have been perfect.

Impressive work. Come-alongs are the most versatile tools you can have in your tool box. You've put yours to good use.

Mexican General, looks like a grasshopper to me. Another great picture. And the video let us have a peek at a part of your life that we haven't seen yet, you hard at work, gettin 'er done.

Another enjoyable entry, thanks.

Billy Bob said...

The chair John....da chair was perfect. Shows your great sense of humor. I have to agree with Yakkety Sax. That video should be all over the internet by the time you get up in the morning. Great piece of work.

2L84Me said...

Cool Video John.

Sound track of Yakkety Sax would be cute.

A board between containers would be more efficient, but not as intertaining or SAFE.

How many total arches?

The ARCHES of Telingua....

Off Grid Terlingua said...

Good old fashion ingenuity! where there's a will theres a way! nice!

I thought I was the only one to think of The benny hill song. But looky at all the like minded ones here.

Mr_Brown said...

JW,

Love the time lapse video ... two thumbs up.

I'm all for the ladders, some sort of bridge looks like it might be MediVac Flight out of The Field Lab.

Flag Discounter said...

I was trying to think of what the video reminded me of and those that said Benny Hill were spot on.

If John were to put a board between the two containers the video might look more like Harold Lloyd or Charlie Chaplin.

Allen Hare said...

I applaud your ingenuity and energy. The time lapse video made it look so easy. The sit down at the end was a nice touch.
So, now, it's five days work from begining the new truss to a finished truss on the roof. Very good. Hope you don't have too many more to do.

Kip said...

Link

Ask and you shall recieve!

TexasMan said...

Kip that was great! I couldn't stop laughing! have started it on its way over the internet.

Allen Hare said...

The link Kip provided is perfect! How do you people come up with this stuff!

Chris Brown said...

Awesome John! You are doing great things down there ... setting a good example for the world.

Texmom said...

I also heard yakkety sax playing behind it. If the bridge was secure enough, it would surely save some time.

It was a beautiful thing to watch. But, maybe you could talk an Ugly Betty buddy to do it with you next time.