Thursday, May 25, 2023

Can you dig it?

Today, there was an equipment breakdown. Tim's tractor fixing tools came in handy for the excavator as well. 'Carrot Top (his real name is Johnny, turns out) delivered the forms for the concrete work to begin next week. 72 hours later after the concrete is poured, the excavator can return to back fill, which means filling in the dirt around the basement walls. 

Then the rest of it falls ou our shoulders. I haven't exactly got a time line for the rest of it, but this weekend, I'll get the camp cleaned and ready to opened for summer. I think we'll be spending a lot of time there this summer. 

William's last day of school is June 9th. He's chomping at the bit. Once school is done, we'll be able to stay down there during the week and get cracking on the house. The idea is to get the frame up, a roof on, windows and doors in, make it weather tight. 

Not much else to report. We've made a decision on something that will either work out beautifully, or bite us in the behind big time. It's hard to tell, but it is kind of a nail biting time here as well. 

11 comments:

  1. Kay of Musings: I’m amazed at all you do. We have a home renovation coming up and we’re having a hard time deciding on a contractor. Sigh….

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  2. Good that Tim had the ability and tools to help.
    Keep the camera handy.....

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  3. I feel tired already and I'm only looking on from afar.

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  4. This is pretty darn exciting!

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  5. Big changes are always nerve-wracking!

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  6. You've taken on a huge project. I hope everything goes well.

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  7. Best of luck! That would be impossible for me to do! You guys are amazing.

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  8. Fingers-crossed your good weather holds through next week. Not much worse than soppy, gloppy excavation work.
    You & Tim have got this!
    Stay safe & well.

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  9. Exciting times. I am sure your behinds will remain unbitten.

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  10. We went into the second week of January a handful of years back when we had an exceptionally brutal winter and missed double digits days of school. But this year we didn't have a single missed day and the girls have been out of school since Thursday. Coincidentally, that was the last day of my "vacation"!

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