Wednesday, November 1, day 40
Elaine came home from feeding the horses with some not good news: the beautiful shade run-in for the horses collapsed.
At first we thought the horses knocked it down. After looking at it, I figured out the horses didn't knock it over. We had a very heavy rain last night. I did a great job of engineering the shelter for everything except heavy rain pooling right in the middle. The weight of the water in just the wrong spot caused the whole thing to implode.
If I'd been able to anchor the legs in the ground, it might not have come down. Then again, maybe it would have.
Breathe in, breathe out, move on.
I said when we built it I could take it down in a day. Actually it only took about three hours to dismantle. That was hard.
The next shade will be arched, rounded, like a Quonset hut.
The rest of morning was spent trying to track e\down a car to borrow. We had several offers: one wouldn't start; one was completely locked up. For now we're borrowing our friend Lourdes's car. Pretty soon we're going to have to find one.