The Morning Pour
September 1

The concrete truck was out there in the dawn by 6:30 and by 7:02 was backed up to the forms. The finisher had arrived a few minutes earlier, and pretty soon it began. It took all of them, with Garth and Tim moving concrete and raising the rebar net. Soon the truck moved to the other side and began filling from there. The most interesting thing was this machine which was actually a level, sending out a beam by which the finisher determined the surface was level. At some point a second truck arrived to fill the south end Bill Holland arrived to inspect and point out the problems: the south wall had actuall deformed under the weight of the concrete. But they agreed it wasn't serious and pretty soon (by 9:30) it was down to finishing work.

And by lunchtime it was pretty well hung out to dry.

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