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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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8:55p
Making progress
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements -- surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:4-7

This photo doesn't show the red cord stretched out from batter board to batter board very well, but it's there. This is the first block I've ever laid. It's reasonably straight, and reasonably level, and I'm learning more and more as I go along. Three more sides to do. After that, I expect the additional courses will go much faster.

Anyway, I'm shouting for joy, praising God for progress. Also for beautiful weather: Wilderstead was gorgeous. The stars last night were all bright and distinct. When I called Deanne about 9:00, she asked what I was doing. I said, "I'm watching a centaur shooting at a scorpion." Where? she asked. "In the sky," I said. (Sagittarius and Scorpius were the most prominent constellations of the Zodiac I could see, with Mars and Saturn between them.)

I drove over Friday and waited for the afternoon heat to abate, then laid some block. Got a good night's rest and laid more block this morning. Ran out of cement, went into to town to get some, and finished the run about 4:30 p.m. 24 block = 32 feet.

First course done

First course done
Downhill side

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