We've missed a few days because of rain but the project continues to progress. The truss truck was too long to maneuver around in the private area of the reservation so the driver parked on the hotel parking lot and craned them across the fence. We've had quite a time getting materials around as it seems to be quite soft anywhere off of the road.
Christmas day Kim, Sophie and I just hung out in the hotel. I found this really cool (unusual to us) pine cone and Sophie saw a Christmas tree in it so she decorated it and we even found a Christmas light necklace that worked perfect for the lights! Though we're not inclined to spend time in the casino, our routes in and out of the hotel and to the place where we eat go around the machines so we can't help but see the activity. We were a bit shocked by how many folks spent their time gambling on Christmas and Christmas Eve.
This is the treated lumber made for ground contact. I'm not familiar with the treatment process but it must be something like the brown or green stuff that appears to be perforated in, must scare off water. It certainly doesn't penetrate as you can see by the slice.
Also, they use "green" wood for regular framing members. ("Green All the wood we've gotten so far has been spruce which is usually light weight. Light weight in our neck of the woods because our framing lumber is dried to around 19% wood moisture content. When I questioned a friend at the local lumber yard, he said "we have always used green wood for framing in CA". After doing a little Googling, it seems that using "green" wood in CA is typical.
Though I'm not used to some of this stuff, I must say this has been the nicest looking wood I've seen in 30 years of construction.
Hmmmm, we often talk about Romans 12:2....renew your mind!
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