(0)Monday August 6, 2001 - I did not work on the house today.
I don't feel like I am losing any days since Jim helped out this
past weekend. Thanks again Jim. Below is a picture of what the site
looks like now:
(0)Tuesday August 7, 2001 - I went to Home Depot to finish
my list to have them deliver the materials on Friday.
(0)Wednesday August 8, 2001 - I did not work on the house
today either but I thought about it. That should count for something.
(0)Thursday August 9, 2001 - Today I finished all the forms,
plumbing, rebar, and we poured the concrete and I got a big fat
check from the bank. Then I woke up. I actually did nothing today
either, but I did wake up tired.
(13)Friday August 10, 2001 - Patti and I dug the ditches
for the rough plumbing and cleaned up most of the large rocks so
they don't penetrate the plastic. Home Depot delivered the materials
around noon today and I started on the forms. I also had a load
of sand delivered so I can cover up the pipes and level the low
(13)Saturday August 11, 2001 - I finished placing the forms
for the main slab area and got the corners square and level. The
laser level sure has come in handy up to this stage. It is a self
leveling laser with five beams that are a right angles. All I have
to do is set it on one corner, aim it at one other corner, and I
have alignment marks to align for square and level. I also use it
to determine if the fill dirt is within four inches of the surface.
Here are some shots of the forms as of today:
(0)Sunday August 12, 2001 - Today was a much needed day
of rest. Since we have started on this house, we have had a record
number of consecutive 100 degree or higher days.