Sunday, June 11, 2006
After the retreat, a bunch of guys headed over to our church's property to put up a gimungous tent for our service over the next 3 weeks. We borrowed this from some church in Kentucky and none of us had ever set up a tent like this before. We made lots of mistakes, but in the end, we think we got it up right. We laid it out, threaded the pieces together, and then started pounding in the stakes and putting the poles up. There were about ten of us helping out, and it took us about 2.5 hours to do. This training now makes us official carnies.
I faked this picture of me hitting the sledge hammer. If you saw the final picture - it shows me missing the metal post completely. In reality, it was more like how Nate and I are pounding the stake in above.
Here's the final tent. It's huge. 120x80 I think. I can see why they need elephants to put up the middle posts in the circus tents. You can see more pictures here.