Our day would improve greatly with the arrival of Dave “Tools” Wesel and fantastic founding Whipple Bird Club member Marcy Wesel.
This is Tools. He was on it like Bluebonnet. All ate up. When you can see the whites all the way around his baby blues, that's when you have Tools' attention. Bill has the same thing going on. Watch for the whites of their eyes. They were both pretty googly-eyed at this point. They were going to get to use some tools (note massive concrete drill).
Here, Bill is brandishing Dave's massive concrete drill. Dave is shop-vacuuming the junk out of a hole he's just drilled. That thing does the job. Of course, Dave brought his own shopvac, his own drill bits...he brought pretty much every tool he owned. Because, you know, this greenhouse can be put up without tools. It just snaps together. Or so we were told.
Tools and Bill started measuring, leveling, and cutting pressure-treated wood shims which would be screwed into the concrete, and then the plastic greenhouse base would be bolted right through the shims and into the concrete.
They used a spirit level to make sure everything was square and plumb.
The noise was fearsome. Four people working away at it all day. But no tools were required.
Just love these guys. People, people who need people...are the LUCKIEST PEOPLE in the WORLD.
Gaaah I hate that song, but it's true, Babs, it's true. We are blessed with friends who will shove aside all the other things they could be doing to help us. Look at that smile. He's actually enjoying himself.