Plowed through the welding today and finished truss 4 about 10 minutes before sunset. Now that I have the technique and procedures down, and all the parts cut - it goes rather quickly as long as I keep at it. Burned through 2 1/2 ten pound spools of welding wire so far - just plopped a new one into the rig this afternoon. The new plan is to build the
next 3 trusses then paint them on the ground before hoisting them into place....will make a spray day out of it and paint all 6 in one go.
The only problem today was Benita kept coming into the work zone and I had to lure her away 3 times with more snacks. I would hate for her to go blind watching me weld after a long life of having never been poked in the eye by another longhorn. Good thing those horns are more about pushing than poking.