Sunday, May 1, 2016

More Building

Happy Sunday!  It's been a dreary day, but we each were able to work on things needing to be done.  Not that either of us finished anything, but at least we worked at it!

Fortunately, the men who are working on our addition paid attention to the forecast and got more done on Friday than D and I did the entire weekend.  First there was a bit of snafu when the HUGE truck arrived with the cement block, mortar, and sand . . .  and there was no one here but me.  The truck driver and I both realized there was no way he was going to get that truck up our driveway, and at least he knew what to do about it.  The blocks were off loaded as you can see and the bags of mortar followed suit.  The problem was what to do with the sand which is in that big yellow "bucket" on the back of the truck.  Fortunately, the mason arrived and the sand was dumped into his truck.

The biggest worry for me was paying the bill.  I thought I would have to front the money.  Luckily I would have been able to do that, but I admit to having had some concern about how quickly I would get paid back.  Before that became a real issue, one of our builders showed up and took charge of everything - including the bill!

Here is the mason checking the blocks.  There were two helpers who actually did the hauling and stacking so he didn't have to do that . . . 

. . . but he did take it upon himself to stack them the way he wanted them.  That was a good thing as he did almost all of the actual mortar work on Friday.  

It drizzled a bit Saturday evening, but today it was quite damp.  It's good to know the walls are complete! Unfortunately, I haven't loaded those photos so you'll have to wait to see the walls.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a really big space, but I still cannot see what you intend to do with it. From the pictures the excavated area does not look deep enough for a cellar, but it must be. And above? Will it be an outdoor porch or a guest suite? Or something totally different?