Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Long Time Coming

Who could that be coming up our driveway? Kind of looks like...a cement truck!

And thus the twilight of the great basement saga. Is seven months a record for pouring a rectangle of cement? We can finally get the basement closed in, and the house leveled from below, and plumbing, and a BATHROOM!! That is not a BUCKET! Flushingly good times ahead at Windy Ridge!


We also started work on the entry to our gallery this afternoon. My parents salvaged a few deck/porch things from a friend's remodel last year, and one of them happens to make a perfect entryway to our gallery. Or, rather, it will when Joe figures out how to make the legs all the right length. We got the porch up from storage (in the tall weeds) and ready to put into place later this week when friends can make it out to help maneuver it around. Hauling things around with the tractor and chains has its place, but not in finesse work. We've tried.

--c

7 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Oh boy I don't envy you all that work, been there done that, glad you're making some progress, cool photo of the tractor with the deck.

cookingwithgas said...

Happy dance! I love a man with a truck!

ang said...

noice one....so cool to finally see things falling into place...

jimgottuso said...

smells like progress... congrats on the concrete

Ron said...

Yea! Concrete! Rock on! Nice job with the tractor that totally looks like something that would go on around here.

Julie Jones said...

Finally! How long did it actually take once they showed up?

Joe and Christy said...

Joe helped him prep for two and a half days, and the actual pour took about four or five hours, followed by a few hours of smoothing. Totaling about eight months, two and a half days, and 6 hours!

c