Friday, December 1, 2017
Paradise ponders, a day of beginnings edition...
The special features I'm looking for in the rack are its appearance (rustic, heavy), largely hidden power strips and cable-ways (these will all be attached to the back of the rack, onto 3.5" wide sides of 4x6s, and so mostly out of view unless you peek in from the back or sides), and a couple of steel bars on the underside of the top frame piece. The latter will be used for magnetically mounted wooden cases for Raspberry Pi computers and other electronics. The smaller stuff is actually slightly challenging to house, as they're so light that the cables attached to them move them around! The magnets should stop that.
We had another beginning yesterday, too – our contractor (finally!) showed up again, and began work on a retaining wall and three walkways. The rock has been delivered: 18 tons of beautiful stone. Six tons of that are flag stones that are roughly 2" thick, the rest are mostly thicker and smaller pieces that will be dry-stacked to form our short retaining wall. There's also a pile of rock fines in our driveway, along with some road base and pea gravel; all of that for the bedding for the fence and walkways. Yesterday the workers cut the pathways out of our lawn with a sod cutter, and today they're digging the trenches for the bedding to go in – and actually starting on the bedding. At the rate they're going, I could imagine there might be one of the walkways installed by this evening, but I'm probably dreaming. :)