Last Day Welding at Bridal Veil

Since I’ve been away from writing for a few months now, I’ll take some time here to fill in the gaps and catch up to current events.  A few months ago I was involved in a few projects that turned out very well and were very interesting to work on.  I’ll start with the finale of the Bridal Veil welding job.

After traveling to Florida and Tennessee purchase two new vehicles when Adrienne and I returned, it appeared that my services were no longer needed and that the job up at the Bridal Veil power station was near complete.  After about a week went by, I was called back onto the job to help finish up picking up the loose ends that were left on the project before the first snow of the season shut us down for the winter.  It ended up being too late for that, it had snowed that first week and we were now racing to get the job done before the treacherous switchback road that lead up to the site was impassable for the remainder of the winter.

We ended up finishing the job in the middle of a snow storm and after turning a half dozen pairs of leather gloves soggy we decided to call it quits and pack up for the season.  When we went back to put some of our first loads of gear into the truck we found the truck half buried in a large pile of snow from a mini avalanche that had barreled its way down a gully and into the side of the truck.  Here are some photos of the final product as well as the wonderful weather on our final day working.

A view from the top the day before we finished our work.

A view from the top the day before we finished our work.\

Anton shoveling the avalanche from the road so we could get the truck back down the mountain.

Anton shoveling the avalanche from the road so we could get the truck back down the mountain.

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