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    Final Stretch

    Monument Valley from White Mesa at Sunset

    In this second-to-last session of the semester, we are most certainly on the home stretch. It’s exciting to see how far we’ve come, especially now that the true character of the houses is starting to shine through with finish materials. We’ve all become accustomed to one another’s strengths and weaknesses, found new skills and new ineptitudes in ourselves, and grown accustomed to this new lifestyle, which will come to an end in just over a month.


    Starting this session, every morning we have brief safety meetings to remind us all to be careful throughout the day. Although we’re all familiar with the rules, it’s easy to skip a safety step here and there as we rush to the finish line. Sometimes it’s as simple as asking a fellow classmate to lend a hand or to just remember to wear safety glasses. We’ve come this far with little to no injury, and of course, we’d like to keep it that way.


    The weather has remained relatively mild, although the winds have started to rock our site. Luckily the rain has been a rare threat, allowing us to work all possible days.