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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #330 on: August 22, 2020, 07:52:21 PM »
I am thinking next Saturday we will uncover the trusses and check out Clancy the crane, and make sure it runs. We will also set up our jigs and get ready to start assembling the trusses..which will hopefully start the following week.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #331 on: August 22, 2020, 08:01:40 PM »
Notice Fred's Throne has been moved to the center of the pavilion.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #332 on: August 23, 2020, 11:57:52 AM »
I was just going to ask that. 8)

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #333 on: August 29, 2020, 11:37:34 AM »
We removed the temporary sheathing from the trusses today, and got Clancy the Crane fired up.. Then it started to rain.

James was enjoying uncovering the trusses.



Fred is always willing to supervise, even while we chat after the rain started.



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #334 on: August 29, 2020, 09:50:43 PM »
I’m pleased to report that Fred’s rain resiliency test of the Pavilion roof was so successful that he invited the rest of us to sit underneath to confirm the test. The chair stayed dry.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #335 on: August 30, 2020, 07:32:27 AM »
Did a price check yesterday. I can now confirm a 2x4, no matter what length, is almost doubled in price.

This means that we will have very little extra money to do anything but assemble the building, unlesd the BOD authorizes more funds for it when it runs dry..
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #336 on: August 30, 2020, 10:14:54 AM »
I again ask members to please chip in some bucks to help out with this project and so we don't have to reprogram museum monies from other needed projects.  Thanx........
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #338 on: August 30, 2020, 03:54:40 PM »
The Annual Fund drive letter, which drops on September 1, contains a line item for the Pavilion.  If we go over the goal (which is half of last year's goal) then we plan to further advance the projects in the letter.  So give early and often!

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #339 on: August 31, 2020, 11:12:00 AM »
Perfect storm of events.

https://nebldgsupply.com/strong-demand-and-tight-supply-have-caused-lumber-prices-to-soar/

This article doesn't have a publication date, but it appears to have been from Q1 2018, based on the dates of some of the links in the article.

I did find this article on the same site, though: https://nebldgsupply.com/how-has-covid-19-affected-lumber-prices/

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #340 on: August 31, 2020, 08:40:14 PM »
The Annual Fund drive letter, which drops on September 1, contains a line item for the Pavilion.  If we go over the goal (which is half of last year's goal) then we plan to further advance the projects in the letter.  So give early and often!

 My letter arrived today 31 August

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #341 on: August 31, 2020, 08:59:16 PM »
Mine, too. Hope the USPS is able to do this well in November!

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #342 on: August 31, 2020, 09:06:36 PM »
Mine too. The USPS understands the importance of WW&F correspondence. ;D

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #343 on: September 01, 2020, 07:03:55 AM »
Mine arrived same day (31st).  If they were all mailed on the same day, that's the fasted mail delivery to Massachusetts that I've ever seen (usually it takes the better part of a week to get anywhere).

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #344 on: September 01, 2020, 07:32:34 AM »
Mine, too, on the 31st.
What–me worry?