The Daily Make (2014-4-10): More levelin’
Nathen and I had got the site level to within an inch with a construction level and a two by four. So yesterday Damian and I used a transit level and a tape measure to level 15 spots down the sides and up the middle to within an 8th of an inch (next time I’d start with the transit level). Damian used those points as reference to scoop out the rest. Then we had lunch. Then we tamped and watered and tamped again.
We got so much help yesterday: Advice from our architect friend Nicholas. Uncle Bill’s old transit level, and our friend Theo happened by and gave Damian tips on setting it up. Five hours of hard work from Damian, and Maya’s help with tamping in the afternoon. Thank you all!
I managed to get heat exhaustion despite doing the (much) lighter portion of the work (and soaking my shirt regularly). I had a 100 degree fever all evening and felt terrible. I don’t recommend it.