Today, we mounted the trusses on top of the posts for the greenhouse.
Here's how the process went:
In the morning, the staff (including Leo Guzman, John Egson Fonseca, Gonzalo Osario, and Grant Bye) sorted out the process for installing the trusses - installed half of them, plus the long poles at the ends of the bay. We don't have pictures of that work in progress, but here's a shot of the greenhouse structure at mid-day:
|The first four trusses installed, with long poles also in place|
In the afternoon, after the boys came home from school, they helped install the rest of the structure as you can see in the following shots:
|On the second truss of the afternoon, Duvan takes over the role of inserting and tightening the connecting bolts.|
|Einer holding the free end of the truss, Duvan tightening the bolt while John Egson assists.|
|At the end of the day, the entire structure of the greenhouse has been installed, along with several more guy wires to stabilize the posts and trusses.|
And, as so often happens when things are going well, we got overconfident and began thinking that the project was about over. As Nancy Centeno, the IMiC director said the following day, "all that is left is installing the plastic". So much easier said than done....as we were soon to find out....