As Joyce has shown in her post, the slab was poured yesterday and today the block and wood showed up!
Give us strength!
We finished all the re-bar for the slab last week so we had some time to spare on the weekend! Road trip! Off to get some supplies.
We decided to build our deck up on the knoll. We had to use the new hammer drill with a spade attachment to help dig through the rocky terrain.
Martin went for some supplies so I had a moment just to sit on the edge, dangle my legs over the edge. This deck is what we have been dreaming of since day one when we bought the property and to make this come true was such a great feeling. Martin gets stronger and stronger. He hauled up the hill 4 – 80 pounds sacks of concrete up the steep hill. Yep that’s my stud muffin!
Ron, Martin and I are like the 3 amigos. Build, sweat and accomplish!
We invited our hard working neighbors up to the deck to watch the storms. Kansas was a little unsure of the edge.
Billy needed a helping hand so Martin was happy to help him. With Billy at the edge Kansas was more relaxed.
We then spent Monday and Tuesday cleaning up as finally the slab pour was to happen on Wednesday. Billy and I moved a pile of dirt to make way for all the concrete trucks.
We started bright and early.
The crew were super nice guys. And hard working. The slab was worth every penny spent. The finish is amazing we can use the concrete as our finished floor. A little staining and sealing. Wa- laaa
Billy was curious so he sneaked up to the edge to take a closer look.
The workers all worked together like they were all doing the same tango! The motor trowels buzzed. Each one doing their own dance on the concrete.
After all the commotion Billy had to see how his hooves sounded on this new hard surface. And Kansas, lets just say the warm curing concrete felt good on her bum!
After a long day of watching all the workers we ended the day with some tired little travelers. Marty and Shawna stopped by for a night of rest with their U-Hauls in tow before leaving real early the next morning on their way to start their new adventure in life in Texas.
These little guys will be far away but Grammie and Papa always loved a new adventure so I see a trip to Dallas in our near future.
With the concrete complete now we have to water this dance floor to help it cure. What mother nature doesn’t do for us we have a gator, water tank and a stud muffin to keep it wet!
Till next time….