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I will not be at the museum Saturday. We will get back to the Pavilion next weekend.

Volunteers / Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:07:50 AM »
It has been very busy off site in the temporary membership office, hoping to move into the new office in a week or so. There were 104 donations entered for last week, down from 141 the week before. All of last weeks Thank Yous went out by Saturday, and about half of the 104 this week have been sent Thank Yous already. That should get finished tonight. The Fund drive is doing extremely well, but will not say how well. We have some very generous donors, even in these tough times. I have logged 12 hours of membership time in the last 2 weeks processing the donations and renewing memberships, up from about 2 hours a week. That is after my 55 hour a week job, and trying to be ready to move the office and sleeping quarters of ROWMOW Mfg. to the new building..

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2020
« on: September 23, 2020, 01:13:23 PM »
Ever since the one big outbreak we had in Millinocket, there have been several smaller ones, and the majority linked back to Millinocket. We had a quiet summer as far as the virus was concerned, but in the last month and a half we have had an explosion of cases. The sniffle season is here, and will help spread this disease. It is going to be a tough winter.. And I have a feeling these cancellations are just the start.

Volunteers / Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 23, 2020, 07:04:24 AM »
I will not know until Friday night. I will post as soon as I know.

Volunteers / Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 22, 2020, 07:29:58 PM »
Our good neighbor at the TOM did some earth work around the recently installed mainline switch. Jason sent these pictures of the finished product.

That is a nice building. Looks like it may need some bracing, but I can't tell by the photo what has really been done..

No plans on paint yet. I would not mind letting it age naturally, with no paint. Go to grey and blend in (minus the white trim and brown roof) and look like it has been there a while..

8:58, first side done. Brian and I were screwing while Zack, Dwight and Fred lugged lumber.

09:51. Next side was finished, just in time for a presidential inspection..

Before 10:30, we had moved the crane into position and set the group.

Slowly bringing it together.

Zack on the left, Fred center and Dwight on the right waiting..

25 feet up..

End of the day. Braced and secured.

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2020
« on: September 17, 2020, 06:50:49 AM »
This was a tough decision, and one we did not make quickly. We went through the "what if's" and "if we just do this" but it came down to we could not ensure the health and safety of anyone. And with so few cases in Maine, it was easy to see how even a wedding could spread the disease, now linked to 170+ cases and 7 deaths.

Not wanting to take any risk, this was the only course we could take. We will get through this.

Volunteers / Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 16, 2020, 07:26:30 PM »
Jason sent these to me and asked I post. Mighty fine looking switches..

Good one Ed.

I had forgotten Brians last name. Now that I have processed his membership I can say it is Whitney.

A new volunteer Brian, Zack, James, Dave, Fred and Stewart. 

Volunteers / Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 13, 2020, 07:46:23 AM »
Do we have to show the Sargeant at Arms a pledge pin?

Not a silly question at all. There is no room for the crane at the other end. So we are starting there and working toward the middle. The last few trusses will be put up individually.

We expect, as well as things have gone and the great help we have had, to be able to build and set a group of trusses a day now.

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