Monday, August 17, 2009

Big Happenings in Town

I live in a VERY small town. And it doesn't take much to get folks excited. You remember the church steeple that got hit by lightening? Well the steeple was removed last week so it can be repaired. We made quilte a morning of it...

There were some last minute things that needed to be taken care of, so up they go in the bucket. The crane operator had already threaded the hook down through the hole in the top. That opening is maybe 18 inches across and probably 100 feet in the air! And you thought your hand sewing needles were hard to thread.

Every body was thrilled when it was lifted off and flew gently through the air.

It looks so much bugger on the ground. It is 30 feet tall and weighed about 3000 pounds. Who would have guessed? But they built things to last in the 1830's.

Finally it was loaded onto a trailer for the ride to Machias where it will be repaired for replacement in the Spring. Another big day's excitement to look forward to!

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!

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