Here are the last of the October photos! The first two are actually from the end of September; I’m not sure how I missed including them somewhere. They were taken the day before Mr. Sweetie’s birthday, when we had a cookout down at the river with friends. The boys took their boats down and had a lot of fun with them. Here is Mr. Sweetie in a boat Elijah built for Mr. Imagination, and then Simon and Mr. Diligence with a friend in Elijah’s other boat.
One day, I was able to grab quick pictures of all three of our working men! Here is Elijah, formerly known as Mr. Intellectual. Now that he has turned 17 I’ll use his real name. He was working on the new veranda in front of the workshop Simon works in.
This is the mill where Gayle works. He is in about the center of the photo, second from left or third from right. He was writing down what was in a bunk of wood he had just pushed out from under the roof. The boards come off the saw and out a chain through this open-air building. They are marked as to what size and grade they are, and the men who are “working the table” sort them out into bunks.
Mr. Diligence got some pictures of the bridge construction as we crossed the river one day. Here is one of the massive 52-ton beams being put in place.