Well, the stumps are ground and we’re ready to start bringing in the fill and preparing the foundation this week. We have the permit and zoning approval. The cement sub came out and placed flags for the extension off of the driveway, and also to demark where the foundation of the shop will sit. My contractor says that it will take 4 trucks of fill for the driveway extension and the shop foundation. They are going to have to approach the shop on the grass beside the driveway and will cap a couple of sprinkler heads. For my part, Mike & I went to the big box store and bought 11 – 10 foot lengths of S&D pipe plus the necessary wyes and sweeps for my underslab dust collection system. A whopping $650.00 worth! We are going to lay it out in the back yard and then after they have the foundation marked out, we will measure twice and cut the pipe to length to have the entire underground system ready to place when the contractor tells me he is ready for it. I expect that the shop slab will be poured by next Thursday. The driveway extension will not be poured until all the big trucks for the building phase are done and gone. So, all is ready to go and I’m excited beyond belief !
-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !