Thursday, May 22, 2008

I has sleepy

I has sleepy, originally uploaded by tsaven.

This place has active days, lazy days, and then days like today where stuff never stops going wrong.

Okay, it wasn't actually that bad, our fire alarm system did go on the fritz for a while and the sprinklers freaked out (didn't trigger, but close), but I didn't have a whole lot of input into that.

My problems were caused by mother Raytheon's infinite brilliance, and being the model of efficiency; someone up in corporate decided that it would be cheaper to buy our bi-annual lumber re-supply in the USA and send it down from California on a cargo ship, rather then buying it in Chili and just having the Gould bring it down like normal.

Nevermind that doing that means we won't get new lumber until August.


So I and a couple other guys spent the majority of the day outside in the scrap wood shipping container, breaking apart used shipping crates and pallets for the 2x4 and 2x6 boards, as well as whatever 1/2" plywood we could get.

We're down to six 4x8 sheets of 1/2" ply, and four sheets of 3/4, and a couple sheets of 3/8. We're completely out of fresh 2x2, 2x4, and have maybe thirty feet of 2x6 left. We've got a good supply of 2x10 and 2x12, and we're going to have to rip it down if it turns out that we have something critical that needs to be built or fixed.

I will admit that the physical work is kinda nice. You don't really feel the cold, as you're moving around so much, and are dressed for it. It does sort of leave you exhausted, though. So you sleep when and where you can. My room mate snapped this picture of me and our mechanic crashed in dining room.

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