So Saturday he started the physical work on his project. His project is at the same historic house where Christian's and Josiah's projects are. He's adding on to the rain water recapturing system. The house sits in a public park with hiking trails. The "beautification" committee of the city has planted quite a few fruit trees around the house and they will use this to help water them. It's kind of cool that the city would plant fruit trees instead of non fruit trees.
No project is without obstacles. First there was a crepe myrtle tree that had to be removed. So Carl took Gabriel and our other boys to pull it out before the work on the project started. On their first scheduled work day (back in May) they found conduit running right where they wanted the frame to be. So they called off the work day, called the electrician and then waited.
When they started digging on Saturday, they found a stump that was exactly where one of the 4X4's needed to be (they don't have much wiggle room since the electrician decided that Gabriel could just shorten the width of the frame instead of moving the conduit). Most of the morning was spent hacking and sawing the stump.
Next weekend they will do all the plumbing work and the project should be done. Gabriel still needs a couple of Merit Badges but I think he'll finish these before the end of the year. He's pretty motivated.