Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Stonehenge Project Almost At A Standstill

FLINT, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A retired carpenter in Flint, Michigan, attempting to build a modern-day Stonehenge in his backyard is having a rocky time of it.

However, Wally Wallington’s problem isn’t moving and stacking the slabs of stone, it’s a shortage of cash.

You see, he’s discovered the ancient levering techniques that allow him move ten-ton concrete blocks all by himself, but making those heavy blocks requires heavy amounts of cash – $2000 each.

This carpenter is stuck between a rock and a hard place because, he points out, “I’m on a pension.”

As a result, he’s reluctantly considering a Stonehenge sponsor, but figures, “That would be like going back to work and I’m retired.”

Wallington already has one lonely slab of concrete weighing 9.6 tons and standing 16 feet tall in his backyard, which he put up in front of a Discovery Channel documentary crew two years ago. Wallington says he might be pouring the concrete for the second block next week, but he’ll get to it when he feels like it.

He explains, “It’s like when The Discovery Channel was here. They were on schedules and I’m not used to that.”

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