Spent the afternoon building the frame work for the solar panels. Everyone driving down the adjoining street was confused about the new sights that hasn't ever changed. They were baffled. I waved at nearly all of them. Got a few honks as well. It could have been the sight of a 5 foot 7 inch (135lbs) man lifting rough sawn 6x6 beams that are 8 foot tall onto concrete posts. Strong man competition anyone? LOL I am surprised they don't weight more. Kiln-dried really helps out!
Luckily I had my tool box with the chisel. The beams are actual 6x6 whilst the simpson ties that attach them to the concrete piers is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. *shrugs*
Still feeling blessed that the concrete work is finished. Carpentry... I can do carpentry. I have never been above erecting some ungainly structure in a front yard before. (Think bean trellis in Michigan..)
Here is what I managed to get done before hail and soaking rain snuffed me out. Tomorrow should be a good day to finish up the structure, get the panels up, components attached etc. Some wiring... As soon as this portion is done, then I can use power tools to finish my house. Powered all by sweat and sunshine!
|View from Afar.|
|Solar array build up to stopping for Hail|
|Purty Vivid Cacti|
|Thunderstorm over my backyard|