Day four, five and six of our arena build flew by, despite the crazy winds. Plans were cancelled to put the trusses up on Monday. It just wasn't safe. The builders did what they could on the ground. They added paneling to the east side of the building where it is more protected from winds and got ready to frame up other areas.
The crew hit the ground running on Tuesday, and started swinging trusses and hammers. Lots and lots of pounding. It echoed across our valley. When I got back from walking the dogs I joined them. The only decent place to shoot from was on the actual job site, next to the pile of trusses waiting for their turn to be set.
moving a truss (33 seconds)
lifting the truss in place (11 seconds)
After watching our house and barn trusses set high in the sky with a big 'ol crane, the sky track method wasn't very exciting. The sky track inching along with the swaying arm extended, while balancing a wide truss made me kinda nervous.
ready or not, here comes another one
taking a truss for a walk
(see guy walking with strap attached to truss)
a balancing act
I watched a couple trusses go up, and went back to doing chores. By late morning, the wind had picked back up. It put an end to progress, before half the trusses were up.
Day six was game on, no doubt making up for lost time. The builders worked hard. A couple of the younger guys kept things light by singing off/on most of the time. It was pretty comical.
trusses up and secured
(23 seconds, keep your hats on I spun kinda fast)