Flat Stanley had a pretty wild morning today. Nana and Papa were still upstairs, but Flat Stanley heard the working crew building next door, so he went out to see if they needed any help.
Boy did they! They had all the wooden pieces they call “forms” up where the basement of Nana and Papa’s new home will be. Then they had not just one but TWO cement trucks pouring cement into the “forms” to create the concrete basement walls.
The concrete crew is very nice. They were thankful to have Flat Stanley’s help. But after some very tiring labor, Flat Stanley was ready for some fun! You know how Flat Stanley loves to have fun.
There were a lot of slanted boards placed here and there to hold the “forms” in place. Flat Stanley liked to use them as slides. Then the workermen would help him back up to the top of the wall and dowwwwwn he’d slide again.
After the concrete set up and dried. Flat Stanley helped the crew remove the “forms” and there all by itself stood the walls for Nana and Papa’s new basement. VIOLA!!
They had all the tools loaded and were washing down the concrete slide, er, I mean ramp. Uncle Jimmy used to do this work and said that the ramp can get REALLY heavy to clean and disassemble if you don’t get to it quick enough and the concrete starts to harden.
But the man Flat Stanley just referred to as “Santa” let Flat Stanley help him get it taken apart and loaded on the big truck.
But then we had a problem. With all of the rain we’ve been having in Massachusetts, the big truck all loaded down with the supplies, got stuck! It was stuck across the driveway!
“Flat Stanley to the Rescuuuuue” he shouted as he ran over to help get the truck out of the muddy muck.
He huffed, puffed and pushed, but, the truck was too big for him to push. The truck was sitting diagonally across the driveway when ANOTHER truck came to fill Nana and Papa’s oil tank. Oh is this a crazy day! Thankfully, there’s another driveway on the other side of the yard, so Flat Stanley ran over to guide the oil truck driver in.
A lot of homes use oil to heat their homes in Massachusetts. This man helps keep people warm in the winter…and this year, warm in the springtime. Do you see that snow on the ground?! Yes, it IS snowing on April 19th!
After the oil was filled, Flat Stanley went back to help the driver of the big equipment truck out of the mud. He layed some of the diagonal boards under the tires to give them traction and OFF they went to the next job!
Flat Stanley saved the day! He was excited to run inside and tell Nana and Papa all about his morning adventures. Nana and Papa were smiling at the retelling of his huffing and puffing to get the truck out of the muck.
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