Finally, My Dream Shop #6: Good to Go

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Blog entry by Calgirl posted 10-14-2007 06:13 PM 1286 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 !

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#1 posted 10-14-2007 06:15 PM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 10-14-2007 06:22 PM

Thanks for the update. Good to go, is good to hear.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 10-14-2007 06:23 PM

sweet—it’s REAL now.. you are definitely building your dream shop! How exciting.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-14-2007 07:54 PM

Well, I clicked hoping for pictures. I feel betrayed…abandoned…the feeling of dread and despair. Oh the humanity!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 10-14-2007 08:59 PM

poor Tom…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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