6:23 am - Friday - 48º F, 78% humidity, wind 8 mph out of the south....partly cloudy with a forecast high of 55º F.......40% chance of rain. About SLT forecasts......when the chance of rain is under 50% it almost never rains.
Thursday I felt a sort of vague ennui as we began our last work day at TVC around 9 am. Our intent for this day, and what actually happened were identical.....put the finishing touches on the Group Area fence, which included putting a diagonal brace on the gate at the Group Restroom outdoor sinks, and to finish two additional 'gates' along the length of the fence. Fabricating the diagonal brace required a beveled cut at each end of the brace. I had no pencil with which to mark the brace accordingly so I used a hacksaw blade to score the wood with the proper angle at each end whilst TLE held it in place......now, normally, this is method would be unlikely to result in a good outcome on the first try, but I have this optimistic side that surfaces occasionally. We took the brace down to the maintenance yard to use the 'chop saw' to make the mitered cuts.......figuring out how to operate this particular chop saw is less than intuitive, but eventually with the help of a co-worker we figured it out and with his assistance (holding the brace in place while I operated the chop saw) we made the cuts. They looked good, but the proof is in the pudding, right?