Happy Thanksgiving!

The past few days have been a whirlwind of hard work: shoveling, tying, measuring, tamping, pouring, screeding, cutting, and drilling. It has also been a lot of fun. It is pretty amazing that construction began just one week ago, and we are about to make our last concrete pour. Yesterday, the formwork for the piers were taken out to the site, and our team began putting them into place. They are looking really great! We cut and tied a few more pieces of rebar, and today we will finish getting everything prepared for the pour. I felt extremely accomplished yesterday because I was finally able to successfully use the rebar cutter. I have so much respect for anyone who works in the construction industry. It is tough physical and mental labor.

While preparing for the final pour, our team is simultaneously working on shop drawings for the storage and roof of our pavilion. Our formwork for the sink was also constructed yesterday and should be arriving on site today. Each task always takes longer than you assume, so I am very grateful that there are twelve of us that can split up tasks to complete the work a little faster. Construction for the rest of the pavilion will begin after Thanksgiving break which officially starts tomorrow.

All this hard work has tired us out, and I think we are all looking forward to our break. It will be nice to get some rest, eat some Turkey and pumpkin pie, and be ready to come back to work next Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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