Work continued over the last week with finishing off the roof decking on the front of the Shop, the addition of the front porch, and the start of cedar shakes.  The guys froms Starnes Co. continue to do a stellar job.
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Shot of the front of the Shop with the front porch going on.
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With the decking complete on the porch roof, you can great appreciation for the great lines of this beauty!
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Shakes going on.
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Roof is nearing completion.
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I must say... As much as I love the view of the front of the Shop from lake Avenue, my favorite view is this one.
Work started in earnest this week on shaping and improving the land surrounding the Shop.  What once was a moderate slope began to take on the form of a multi-terraced landscape.  Augusta Concrete Block once again came to our aid in the form of hundreds of concrete landscaping blocks.   We were also joined by a small contingent of US Navy Chiefs from Fort Gordon.  The Chiefs have a long standing history of service to our park.  For this, we are thankful.
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Foreground: Moderate slope on the Barn side of the Shop. Background: 7 pallets of concrete landscape blocks.
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Navy Chiefs Steve, Aaron & Felix (foreground right) work with tractor operator Tom to lay the foundation course of block for the lower retaining wall. Mr. & Mrs. Z supervise from above.
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The first segment of the lower wall was an all day affair to get constructed.
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Calculating the turn in the wall and planning out how the steps would progress up and into the hillside was a challenge that the Navy Chiefs were able to conquer.
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The last activity for the week was excavating and laying down the gravel base of the remainder of the lower wall.
That's all for this week.

Chris
Travis
7/22/2015 07:41:25

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