Thursday, October 13, 2016
a political PS and a progress report
I haven't been writing or reading other blogs for the past week prior to my last post. I, once again, allowed myself to get sucked into the political morass. It's like a train wreck, a horror that you can't help but watch and you keep expecting it to end but car after car just keeps on crashing. I had intended the first paragraph of my last post to be a lead-in on a piece about Hillary but it carried on with a life of it's own. I've noticed in the last several weeks that many people are coming out now to defend her, rejecting the 25 year old dialog from the Republicans about how corrupt and untrustworthy she is when what they really meant was here's a powerful woman that scares the shit out of us. I think people are becoming weary of this presidential campaign, weary of Trump's bluster, of his tendency to keep the campaign in the gutter. Early voting has started in some states and people are lining up.
One more comment about the campaign and I'll move on...a block or so from my sister's house is a family that supports Trump and they have had yard signs out. I drove by there yesterday on my way to pick her up for yoga and they are sporting two new Trump signs that appeared after his remarks bragging about engaging in the sexual assault of women...Women for Trump. I can't even imagine the mindset of the woman that lives in that house. Well, maybe two more comments. I have noticed that while signs in support of all kinds of republican candidates are sprouting around this bastion of tea party republicans, the ones in support of Trump seem to be few and far between. I even saw a Clinton/Kaine yard sign!
So, I finished my work on the job last week and the last panel is in the booth and being worked on. The installation is scheduled for the 28th, a week after we expect to be finished, so that the owner of the company that does my installations can be on site to supervise and aid in the installation. This fact fills me with relief. It's going to be a very difficult install for several reasons...the marble clad openings that have a slot in the top and one in the bottom so that the glass has to be lifted into the top slot and set in the bottom slot, the only 3” of clearance between the sides of the panels and the marble clad columns between each panel, the 3' or more height of the wall that they are being set into, and the approximate 200 pound weight of the panels. I'm not able to take the usual shop pictures of the finished cleaned off panels because we can't move them so these pics aren't the greatest but here's where we are so far.
middle panel finished
right panel finished but not cleaned or sealed