Approaching the Deadline

The weather has decided it will not cooperate with our construction deadline and has been trying to slow the project down, but we are pushing through. We had to take Wednesday off due to snow, but got back to it Thursday morning. A lot of things happened this week; some good, some bad, but all great learning opportunities. We have to pass a concrete inspection and a deck framing inspection, and once we do, we can finish the concrete bench and the outdoor classroom.

Early Thursday morning, clearing a workspace for ourselves to cut wood.

Early Thursday morning, clearing a workspace for ourselves to cut wood.

Orange construction fences droop under heavy snow.

Orange construction fences droop under heavy snow.

We uncovered the bench foundation to discover it had flooded with all the moisture.

We uncovered the bench foundation to discover it had flooded with all the moisture.

"Burke Creek." As the snow started melting, puddles began to form in our work area. Some students quickly dug a little canyon through a pile of dirt to let it drain.

“Burke Creek.” As the snow started melting, puddles began to form in our work area. Some students quickly dug a little canyon through a pile of dirt to let it drain.

This little guy discovered our lunch table and tried to help himself before we shoo-ed him away.

This little guy discovered our lunch table and tried to help himself before we shoo-ed him away.

Testing out angles for the fold on the southwest side of the deck.

Testing out angles for the fold on the southwest side of the deck.

Testing more angles for the folds.

Testing more angles for the folds.

Hanging joists to give structure to the folds. We had to work in some weird angles to get the nails in.

Hanging joists to give structure to the folds. We had to work in some weird angles to get the nails in.

One of Burke Park's fuzzy flying inhabitants inspects the wood for the deck. Approved!

One of Burke Park’s fuzzy flying inhabitants inspects the wood for the deck. Approved!

The end of the day Friday and the deck is almost fully framed. It has really started to take its shape. We will be out in full force Monday morning to finish up within the week!

The end of the day Friday and the deck is almost fully framed. It has really started to take its shape. We will be out in full force Monday morning to finish up within the week!

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