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Last evening we got the neighbors together for a little fest honoring the completion of the arch.

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The form comes down.

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It holds!

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Skål!

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Farmer Eriksson and I are arch satisfied.

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It was a perfect evening for a party in the garden.

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The moon came up.

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The full moon of September.

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The arch has its own solar powered lighting.

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Bets are in as to how long the wall and arch will stand.

The arch is up!

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I’ll reinforce it and let it set for at least a week before I take away the form, then get back to work on the rest of it.

The arch is coming along and looks pretty good.

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But it’s a lot more difficult than I expected. First, it’s harder to find stones with good angles so that they fit on all sides. And then the underside, which will be exposed later, is now hidden, so I can’t see what it will look like while building. I’m sure it will be quite a surprise when I take the form away.

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Not that I haven’t been working, but because of the heat and the garden party I’ve had my attention otherwhere. Now back to garden work and building. The stone wall has been neglected for about a month because of the hot weather. I want to make the arch and continue layering the stones.

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And get a half a meter done before winter sets in.

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At Rosendals Trädgård today.