Well, it’s after 2 AM and we are making the final adjustments.
Dusting and adjusting.
Despite a report from Matt, the district representative on site, that the lift had rejuvenated, our sleeping giant lift could not be convinced to raise its weary bed.
(This they did, by the way, after advising us it will be impossible to move it. )
Afterwards, the lift technicians came and resuscitated it. In the meantime we had been busy drilling holes up to the obstical with the other 2 lifts.
We worked until some folks from art committee came through at 3:30 then broke for lunch & coffee.
This area is now ready for raindrops:
When we got back from dinner we moved the big repaired lift into position once again, and of course, it failed. Although all the workmen had left, we knew their technique and moved the 5000 pound gorilla out of our way again.
Then, we got busy with the lifts we had and made great progress, going on midnight.
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Here is Zev on top of the lift. Apparantly, if he puts himself in in just the right position up there, he interrupts a laser beam that is part of the smoke detection system.
Unfortunately, all the fire drill excitement upset our main lift. And now it no longer wants to do anymore work. Battery charged, but it doesn’t want to go up or down or forward or back.
So, with the main lift dead, the medium lift trapped, and the mini lift on the 3rd floor, we will go home for the evening at 11 o’clock.
But not terrible.
We slept in and got to the site a little after noon. Swapped out the flooring protection system for something that doesn’t crinkle up under the lift. We need to protect the other artist’s work which is on the floor of the lobby vestibule in the hallways.
Okay, it is still day one. Resolved to sleep as long as possible, I got up at 5:30, darn it. However, it is an amazingly beautiful day. Not raining as predicted.
Went out foraging for provender.
Back at the ranch, coffee made, consumption commenced.
OK, we got our orientation to the building and the safety briefing, so now are off to buy steel toed boots…
The space just over Michele’s head and extending back 60 feet into the building is where the art will be installed.
The blank canvas:
We got organized, unpacked (just 2 broken pieces) & oriented to the lift, the put up the lights. Naturally, there was an electrical issue, and a team of electricians sprung into action (truly – 4 electricians gave counsel), and new parts are promised on-site by 10:30am tomorrow.
The lights work intermitantly, so we were able to place some initial cables.
To do this, we actually took down all the before-dinner glass (which we placed with the fleeting sunshine). The hard part is putting the fasteners into the substrate a one the wood ceiling, so it’s not a big deal to remove and reinstall the glass.
So, we knocked off at 11:30.