New Shop! #6: Big progress and a big storm.

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 08-15-2012 12:36 AM 1841 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the past couple of days, the shop has been worked on and is coming along nicely. It is very solid construction. The walls and roofs are up and most of the red tin is on. We also rerouted some underground irrigation around the side of the shop. Today, a sudden, harsh storm came up very fast, and I mean within 5 minutes. Tt went from sunny to almost golfball sized hail! My dad has bee pulling the helicopter out of the shop every morning so the builders have more room to work with. He was at work and messaged me there was this terrible storm coming and that my brother (twin) and I needed to pull it in. We always help him pull it in but we are usually spotters, and he tows it in. He messaged me again and said that he was on his way home if we wanted it wait for him to do it. So I pulled it close to the shop and waited. Then the wind started picking up quick, so we decided to pull it in without him. My brother and I operated the tractor, and all of the builders watched the rotors as there is currently only an 8” gap between the blades and the walls on each side. And, we didn’t break anything! About 45 seconds after it was in the shop, almost golfball sided hail pelted the ground!

Well thats all for that story, here are some photos of the progress:

These are the photos from a couple days ago:

These are photos from today:

The wall inside the building on the right (with the hole from the previous window) will be taken out so there is more room for the chopper.

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 10:20 AM

Wheew, close call. Looking good.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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