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Blog 23rd January 2016     Progress was painfully slow at the start of the week, with just Steve and myself available all week. Although it wasn't the shortage of manpower that was slowing us down particularly, it was more the proximity of the fulcrums and the ground level. By the time we had set the levers and loaded the sandbags, the sandbags were close to ground level before we had achieved much of a lift. But we knew that things would get easier as we raised the fulcrums after each lift. So we persevered and gradually things got easier, with each lift a little better than the previous. Steve who is almost twenty years younger than I was clearly enjoying the manual work, while I was enjoying it much less. I found I had to call for a break several times an hour which I found frustrating.    We continued all week, and by Wednesday we could see the progress. See photos below:    Thursday and Friday we continued lifting and packing, and now even I was beginning to enjoy the work, despite the strain on this old body. The two photos below show the scene at close of play Friday:    At the rate we were going Friday we should have this four ton block on top of the previous one by the end of next week. We can then recommence the Obelisk Experiment which should prove interesting.    Regards, Gordon << previous blog page next blog page >> To read & post comments click here return to top of this page

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