Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Set! Level! Ready!

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." -HDT

Things are happeninnnngg!! This past weekend, we set the trailer up on jacks and leveled it for the build. We headed over to the big box store, bright and early, to grab the cement slabs that serve as the base for each jack.  We left early because we were expecting this to be a cumbersome and slow process.

It turned out quite the opposite! We examined the undercarriage and determined how best to position the jacks. These jacks were not what we expected at all, by the way. They are incredibly primitive, with just a locking crank and divets in the metal. No meticulous precision happening for these two. I guess we both thought they would have some sort of crank that allowed precise unique lengths, but nope, we got notches.

No matter!

After centering each set of cement slabs, we placed the jacks, and let the trailer rest down. I approached apprehensively. I had no idea what the hell we were going to do if that thing was off. I set the level down and stared in disbelief. It's level. What? Yes, LEVEL.

What are the odds of choosing just the right piece of land? Baffled into giggles, Dan and I sauntered off with the rest of the afternoon free for other things. We took it as a sign that we are on the right track; we just need to keep going.  :)

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