One of the old millstones was found at a neighbor’s yard. It’s a precise fit (51 inches in diameter and about 7-1/2 inches thick) to the cutout in the floor joists that we had discovered, so we’ll acquire it.
In a subsequent meeting with Arron, a review of progress showed that the whole first floor support system may be finished by the end of the week. Beams that had had tenons cut into their ends earlier were being installed, and the foundations capstones were being set up under the new sills all around the mill. As the wood structure overhangs the foundation because of adding insulation and so forth on the exterior walls, the foundation capstones will be set out about an inch to take up some of the overhang. The post to the east of the door on the south side is badly rotted and will have to be entirely replaced.
The troops spent lots of time examining the dam and the wheelhouse to develop a plan for the hydro system.