It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?
Henry David Thoreau - letter to his friend, H.G.O. Blake, on 16 November 1857
The forecast this morning called for 2" - 4" of snow and what we got was 2 - 4 flakes! The atypical winter season continues.... I hiked up in the afternoon about 2pm ... temperatures pushing 40°F. They are still skiing on the north slopes, but as before, it's pretty much all man-made snow.
And so does the push to complete work on the Tower project. I could see that this past week has been one of preparation for the return of the Stone Mason, Mr. Mick Litterio of Litterio Landscape Design & Construction. We have not heard from Mr. Litterio since late in the fall for two reasons: the temperature dropped below the 35° F limit below which he is not allowed to work, and also because the hardware for the railings was not yet installed. He did all the stonework possible, leaving windows for the openings where the railings would be attached to the cement walls.
And now that the railings have arrived and the attachments for the railing support are in place, the hope is that the stonework can continue. To improve the chances of that happening, a plastic shroud has been placed over the ramps where they will do the stonework. Work is expected to begin this week.
Will it work? You decide.
|Framework for the Shroud|
|North Wall Throough the Ramp Fencing|
|We Need a New Flag|
|NE Corner With Frame For Plastic|
|NW Corner Detail|
|West Wall, Brackets and Ramp|
|Long Awaited Railing Brackets - Detail|
|The Stars of the Show|
|West Wall With Damaged Fence Section|
|South Wall in Winter Sunshine|
|Ground Entrance to Ramp|
|Ramp, Plastic, and Frame for the Tunnel|
While cloudy at times, the sun did poke through the clouds to light up Leominster!
|The Road Home|
Have a safe week.