Monday, May 30, 2011

the begishies

mae begishie at gray mountain

jim begishie in cameron

Incredible fucking day.   I awoke at 4:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep.  i'd been jonsing to get work up on the tanks at gray mountain after prepping the shit out of them a week ago. But yesterday and Saturday we had gale force winds up to 50 miles an hour wreaking all sorts of havoc here.  in fact, we were without power for about 5 hours yesterday.  so there i was in the kitchen at 5 a.m. this morning making wheat paste.

anyway, i got to the tanks before the wind reached full velocity.  fortunately it didn't get as bad as it was the previous 2 days.  however, it gusted enough to blow my ladder over a couple times (without me on it).  i've just got to say it and toot my own horn; it takes skill to get big sheets of paper onto a curvilinear surface 12 feet off the ground on a windy day.  that's all i'm saying.

regardless, it was yet another beautiful day in northern arizona.  exhausted + thankful, i head to bed with hopes of hitting it again tomorrow.


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