Progress is being made on my indoor riding arena. After two weeks and a boom truck sitting, sinking in mud next to the whole skeleton of a barn, last Friday the trusses were finally raised and set into place. We have had such a wet August,which will most likely end up as wet and rainy, if not as cold as July was. Since the ground has been so saturated, moving a boom truck around the premises pretty much shut down any construction work. And made me pout.
But I'm over that now. I think it had something to do with PMS. And I'm over that now too.
Thank you good gracious one!
However last Friday Mother Nature decided to be pleasant for all and keep rain at bay. Things dried up some and it was all go for finally lifting and moving these big ole trusses up onto the barn. The boom truck didn't get stuck and all was well on our funny farm.
Yooper and I were just coming home from his second week of radiation. What a nice surprise to come home to!
From here on out finishing up this project should move along much faster. There shouldn't be any delays now.
I think........I hope.
I watched for awhile while each truss was carefully picked up, swung over and neatly placed to rest on the barn. I was trying to picture the finished product. I imagined how nice this winter would be having an enclosed, weather free place to ride and play with my horses. I don't think I have any worries about this barn coming down either. Our builder, who is also a good friend of ours, is quite picky and meticulous about his construction work. Unless an F4 tornado decides to venture into our area, she ain't coming down. Course come to think of it tornado magnitudes of F4 never find our area. We just get kick butt snowstorms that bring down fabric structured hoop barns.
Our neighbor down the road just finished installing a fabric structured hoop barn. I hope his has better luck than ours did.
Come December and the anniversary of last year's barn collapse I'll look back on that day. I know then I wouldn't have believed we would have this barn built. I would have laughed and thought, "Yeah right. In my dreams......."
So much has changed in our lives in a year. So many things have stayed the same. I wonder what a year from now will bring us. What will our lives be like. Could next summer possibly be warmer and drier than this summer? Or will I have to again, flip through a farmer's almanac and heave another big sigh. Because they were right on for this summer. Do the writers for the Farmer's Almanac have a secret crystal ball of some sort they gaze into?
Course at this point I'de rather not look into a crystal ball if one was set in front of me. I'm just trying to get through what each day brings. Problem is, I'm becoming a little tired of each day bringing a roller coaster ride for me to be strapped to. Roller coasters are not my thing. Would it be possible for one time to lose my boarding ticket?