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November 2001

remember, all photos are thumbnails - click on them to get the bigger version
When you see  you can click on it and get a really big, non-zoomed version of the day's photo!  
Every Saturday I take an extra large photo and
every Sunday I replay the photo from the same day the year before.

Thursday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. - The first circle (the one mid-photo) is of some workers on a scaffold that was gone by the time I got home tonight and I can't tell what they did.  The second circle above it is two workers who look like they were just sitting there having a coffee.  One heck of a perch! 

6:30 p.m. - Rikketrik just IM'd me with an update that called for an unprecedented addendum to today's entry...  The east side arch is lighted!!  Check out this photo that I snagged from the First and Goal live webcam.  Sadly, my camera only captures dark.
 
Friday, November 2, 3:15 p.m. - They put in the last section of the grand staircase today!  And the workers in the moving scaffolding moved again but I still can't see what they are doing.  The lights are also on again tonight.
Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m. - Not a lot of action on the site today.  But, I did get a note from Scott asking about the lights.  I went out earlier today and looked carefully on the east side roof.  There is a row of lights on the roof itself pointing to the arch and that must be the light I see from my side that illuminates the underside of the arch.  But, there is also a light on each individual arch leg so both those rows must be why the lights in the First and Goal camera are so bright.  Now, I just need to go out and reinvestigate after dark to get the whole idea.
 
Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m. - There are a couple of people working around the site today but mostly it's Sunday quiet.  I love the sky in the photo from this day last year.
Monday, November 5, 1:15 p.m. - No lights tonight - at least not yet.  More of the usual today... steps, blacking on the stairs, etc. The leaves are leaving so we soon should have a clear look at that elevator shaft area on the northwest tower.
Tuesday, November 6, 2:30 p.m. - Those guys are still doing something on the northwest tower and I still don't know what they are doing.  Again, no lights on.  Maybe last week was just a test week.
Wednesday, November 7, 2 p.m. - The grand staircase is getting grander ever day.  Greg says his guess at what the guys on the northwest wall are doing is patching the wall to get it ready for painting.  Makes sense to me.  They were out there this morning but gone by the time I got the shot.
Thursday, November 8, 1:45 p.m. - Chris was the first to send a note about what I missed yesterday... They painted the beak!!  Chris also was the only one to catch the actual painter in Tuesday's photo.  But, the big news today happened at about 4:15 p.m.  Two people in my office came running in to tell me there had been an explosion.  It was apparently on the east side because I couldn't see anything when I got home except fire trucks but I sure could smell it.  A TV news blurb (just before 5) said there was a propane explosion and no injuries.  Whew on the no injuries!  
Friday, November 9, 4 p.m. - This morning's newspaper said that yesterday's fire was the third!  I must have missed one.  And, Greg, you can see in today's photo that they clearly did paint the top of the northwest beak.  Guess we can quit stressing about that :). More steps in today.  Oh, and Dave went back to the site and tells the latest in the ClamCam forum.
Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m. - There are a few people on the site today but it doesn't appear as if any big work is getting done.  I'm guessing all the exciting work will go on while I'm gone... sigh.  Remember, if you are in Seattle, that Dave's video updates of the project will be on Channel 13 during tonight's 10:30 Seahawks' show.
Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m. - No action on the site today at all.  But, those of you who have noticed that the photos in recent days have looked hazy will be glad to know that we are finally getting some rain which will, hopefully, clear up this uggy (that's a technical term) air we've been having and let me get some better pictures!
Monday, November 12, 2:30 p.m. - They started the edging wall on the right hand side of the grand staircase today.  And they are doing some work there at the base of the big scoreboard but I can't really tell what it is. 
Tuesday, November 13, 2:20 p.m. - These workers must be growing moss by now.  They've been working in two solid days of rain.  The guy who used to wet the site down every night is getting some much needed rest.  And, Greg, our beak watcher noticed that Sunday's shot shows that they finally painted the top of the northeast arch.  Whew.
Wednesday, November 14, 2:45 p.m. - It has been another day of solid rain all day long.  I'll bet that field is a muddy mess.  I did forget to point out that they sealed off the right hand side of the staircase a couple of days ago.  I used to be able to see underneath it but no more.
Thursday, November 15, 2:30 p.m. - Today's circle shows the forms that are going up along the right hand edge of the staircase.  I can't imagine they are going to be pouring any time soon. I don't know much about cement but this can't be good weather for curing!
Friday, November 16, 3:30 p.m. - It has stopped raining so now they are pouring.  See the red crane - it's the cement pourer.  They also put wooden forms up towards the left side of the stairway.  I don't quite get that.  I suspect the whole thing will look different when I get back.  Tony and Rikketyrik both noted that First and Goal has some great new photos up. 
Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m. - Well, I tried.  Wouldn't you know it, the first day we've had sun in forever is the day I need to get an early morning picture.  Sorry.  The camera is now in the suitcase and I'll see you all next week.  Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Saturday, November 24, noon - I'm back!!  I hope everyone had as nice a Thanksgiving as I did.  Judging from the puddles, it was a rainy work week on the site.  There have been a lot of interesting changes in the past week.  I'll let you find them all.  No one seems to be out there working today.
Sunday, November 25, 1:45 p.m. - It's a rainy day but not nearly as gloomy as it was on this day last year.  But, you can see that a year ago they had some seats in and had started the roof already.
Monday, November 26, 12:30 p.m. - There were lots of workers on the steps today.  And that seems to be where a lot of the work we can see is concentrated.  Except there looks like potential action in those elevator bay things on the northwest tower.  They should start painting that tower pretty soon.  They kind of started and then never finished.
Tuesday, November 27, 11 a.m. - See that part I have circled?  It's a little fort they are building there at the top of the stairs below the scoreboard.  Last night they had lights on in there and I could see in.  It makes a pretty good sized room.  Maybe that's where the scoreboard operator will sit... Hope they give him or her a window to the field!
Wednesday, November 28 - 10:30 a.m. - Both Tony and Dave reported that the mystery building under the scoreboard will be a concession stand!  Tony clipped this cool part of the rendering to show what it will look like.  Dave also posted some interesting info about the running the scoreboard on the The Clam Cam Forum.
Thursday, November 29, 10:30 a.m. - The stairs were a beehive of activity today.  But, all this rain must be making the painters crazy.  Also it's been so windy that if they tried, they'd probably end up painting my terrace!  A great time for inside work.
Friday, November 30, 12:30 p.m. - We still have rain and with our short days now, there just hasn't been that much dry daylight during which some of this work can get done!  At night, there are lights all inside the various areas.  There is light coming up from the east side of the west side of the stadium.  It looks like maybe that whole side of the stadium might be lit for night work.
 

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