(.5)Monday August 20, 2001 - My son is growing up as today
was his first day of school. I took a couple of pictures
with my new camera. Patti said the one of his lunch
was the best one. Today I met with the builder and the SIP representative
to discuss the shop drawings and look at the site. I am trying to
schedule the delivery of the SIPs and the erection of them for mid-September.
I also coordinated the concrete company, pumper truck, and finishers
to pour the slab first thing on Friday. I still need to frame the
forms for the back patio and finish bracing the rest of the forms
(3)Tuesday August 21, 2001 - I spent most of the time today
dumping rocks by the forms and stacking them up to help hold the
forms in place.
(11)Wednesday August 22, 2001 - I took off from my real
job today to put the forms in for the back patio. I decided to go
ahead and do it all at once and to save me some work later. I managed
to put up all the forms, plywood, and rebar for the patio area.
I still need to brace these forms but I think I have enough rocks
to push against to manage it. The drop was about 2 feet on the back
side so I had to make up the difference with plywood. I also moved
more rocks to support the forms. Everything is scheduled to pour
the slab at 6:30am Friday morning.
(5.5)Thursday August 23, 2001 - I finished putting the supports
on the forms and checked them for level. I also added some anchor
bolts to the outside of the patio so I can add a wood deck later
and ran a piece of conduit to the outside of the patio for electricity
or speaker wires.
(2)Friday August 24, 2001 - I got out to the land at 6 and
the finishers, concrete pump truck, and concrete trucks were right
behind me. I did a little to help but mostly the finishers did most
of the work and did a good job. There were no blowouts or mishaps
so I was happy. They finished about 12:30. I didn't do anything
else the rest of the day. Here are some pictures
of the whole process.
(0)Saturday August 25, 2001 - Nothing, zilch, sqatto nada.
(0)Sunday August 26, 2001 - Same as yesterday.