As the group assembled to raise the carport, one small obstacle remained: Father Qui Thac's car. Parked in the work zone (its usual reserved spot) the car might have prefered to wait for Father's return from the NCCM mission trip to Mexico. A spare key could.not.be.found. The work party, delayed for an hour or more, began to muse about using the forklift to relocate the vehicle, when fantastically, a spare key was located!
Serious man power was need to rotate the beams into position for raising.
Zachary tightens lag screws on the post.
Tim sets the post in place.
A meatless Lenten lunch served on Friday
Zachary, Peter, Joseph and Tim on the job site; some with steel toes, some with bare toes.
Mr. G expertly lifts the final beam with the forklift and sets it in place following meticulous hand signs from his co-workers to avoid upsetting a live power line overhead.
Zachary attempts a few pull ups on the new beam; punishable by splinters.