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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

After weeks of what seemed like undless "lap-topping" we finally made it down to Bluff, Ut. Unfortunately, we soon found out that our drawings and designs still needed quite a bit of work so our first two weeks down here just ended up being more drafting, creating our own "Lap-top City" on the dining room table. These weeks were not completely hopeless, however. We found ways to entertain ourselves including the annual Bluff International Baloon Festival, where all who wanted got a chance to help set up the balloons and some of us were even lucky enough to bum a ride. We've also had mini adventures including cleaning out the sheds, digging up the septic system and thawing the frozen pipes. At last, week three rolled around and we were able to begin the physical work on our projects for this year.

We broke ground on our Shop on Monday and continued digging the trenches for the foundation for the next few days, hacking and squelching our way through the goopy mud and the frozen clay. We were occasionally required to return to our lap-tops to trudge through the last bit of drafting, but we have been able to get out for a few hours everyday to chip away at the frozen ground in an attempt to get some work done. Our site eventually began to resemble a contruction site rather than a gigantic bog and those of us who stayed at it until about 5:30 were rewarded with a gorgeous sunset.

Whether drafting, digging or dinking around, we're allenjoying our time down here and have to keep pinching ourselves: "this is school?" We'll take it!

Anyone need a stud with a pick-ax?

All wrapped up for the night.

What a mess!

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  • At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    finally, some bloggage.

    is that a bobcat!?! well, i guess that gets the job done faster.

    keep up the pace.


  • At 9:07 AM, Blogger John said…

    I've been waiting for this first post. DBB is back in action. Can't wait to see what you guys can do.

  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger Camille said…

    Yes! The blog is finally up! This is like Christmas morning, to finally see what you people have been doing (this coming from last year's blog author). I miss those gorgeous sunsets. Go, Pick-Axe Brian! Rock those safety glasses! And make sure Casey is using his one good arm. You might have to threaten him with some bodily harm. :)

  • At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yay!! Bluff is back!! Keep it up you guys! I can't wait to see your advances coming off the laptops and into reality.


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