Fired up the gen and started chopping rebar by 1PM...got the long lengths cut for truss 3 then had some other neighbors stop by for a visit. Back to work for about a half hour and the chop saw shit the bed ( time to replace the brushes I reckon - will deal with that later ). As I need to make at least 1,000 more chops - time for a brand new tool. I shot up to Alpine and bought a chopper of my own. Quick round trip and I was back in business - finished cutting all the parts for the first half of truss 3 by 8PM.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Been getting into the low 60's at night finally - I think the big HOT is on the way out for the winter. Got a late start this morning....called my neighbor Marbert about borrowing some of his scaffolding - left a message. Kind of waited around just in case I got a call back quickly and decided to do some quiet work by hand painting part of truss number 1. Didn't hear the phone ring but kind of got into the zen of the paint job and kept at it for 2 hours even though using the sprayer will be the way to go.