Over the past couple of days, Gilbert and I, and for part of the time a young stone worker, Murafu, laid out and built the footings for an 8’x20′ cargo container which I bought last week, which we’ll use for secure storage. We dove headlong into the arithmetic world and suffered the geometric heartache of having our rectangle unmasked as a parallelogram flush with 89 and 91 degree angles. But we were men about it, dried our eyes, and measured the diagonals a dozen more times until, Holy Pythagoras! a-squared times b-squared really did equal c-squared.
What follows is the photographic record of this small step for mankind.
It’s not the pyramid of Giza or the Three Gorges dam (we already did that), but it is a safe, extremely level future home for our new/second hand container. And a very handy brush up of some old book learning.
For the beauty of unchanging theorems,