By the end of May the deck was built to provide access for building the northern wall. Rod and his two sons have rigged up a pulley from steel I-beams stretched across scaffolding outside the building. They move stone onto the deck with the skidder, then drill a hole in the stone, insert a threaded sleeve, then screw in an eye-bolt. Then they just hoist the stone or granite block and lower it into the hold. Down there, Rod’s nephew sets the stone in place on wet cement laid on top of the footing.
You can see why it’s exciting to be here every step of the way!