Concrete – starting to take shape!

The crew works on Saturday as well - who knew? I was enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee at 8:30 this morning when I hear a rumbling truck outside, M went to check, and sure enough, they were here. I quickly showered and went to the office for a few hours - last thing anyone…

Concrete – “please don’t rain” edition

We are in desperate need of rain around here, so I feel guilty even suggesting I hope it doesn't rain. But being in the middle of outdoor construction and imagining the big muddy mess that would be my front yard, I have quickly resolved and discarded any guilt. This was where we left things yesterday:…

The circle of life

C and A are adopters of the old and frail cats and dogs in their midst. Sadly, their "old man" cat has run out of lives and will be crossing the rainbow bridge this afternoon. He was brought to C's hospital 15 months ago because his elderly owners could no longer keep him, and C…

Concrete – day 2

Both my prima donna neighbors were outside this morning when I left for work. It was 8:15, the concrete guys had arrived and were swinging picks and sledges to breakup the larger concrete slabs that they jackhammered yesterday. Yes, there was some noise involved, but nothing like Tuesday with the jack hammer running much of the…

Prima donna neighbors

Jack hammering concrete is loud, frustrating, aggravating business. I totally get that. They started with the sledgehammers on a few planter boxes before 9, but the actual jack hammer to concrete did not start until after 9 and ended just about 5 p.m. At 4:30 our neighbor 2 houses down called to complain and remarked…

Money and freedom

Our concrete contractor arrived this morning at 7:30 to get started on our yards. He was supposed to be here midday yesterday, but it was windy and he had to protect some wet cement at another location and push us back. M was fine with it - gave M more prep time to finish moving yard…

Weekend work

Our concrete contractor will be here midday tomorrow to start the destruction phase of our project. EEEK! I thought we had a couple more weeks, but schedules on other projects shifted and we are now ready to go. It's great news on the getting it done part, and probably equally great news on putting a…