Last week it was hurricane Alex that hit south of us and dumped a ton of rain on us all week, now it is closely followed by what is now being called “Tropical Depression #2” whatever that means… I know all it means for me is a ton more rain.
I have the posts for the fence up, and set in cured concrete, except for the last two. The holes for those are bored, and I am praying that all this rain doesn’t back fill the holes. The ground has been FAR too wet to finish with the concrete work as I am pretty sure the concrete just won’t cure if it is underwater. I am using regular Quick Crete after all..
I have the lawn & garden stuff that was behind the fence lumber in the little bit of shop floor space I did have, and what little was left over, has been taken up by pulling the air compressor out to use in blowing out AC lines, and not being put back right. To say I have a LOT of shop cleaning to do is way beyond an understatement.
I am looking at the weather forecast on the Weather Channel web site, and it looks like I should be in for sunny weather after today with the exception of Saturday which shows “isolated thunder storms”, which usually means I should be dry. I am hoping, and praying that by Sunday, I should be able to have dry ground in which to pour concrete, and set my posts. Until then, not tonight, but by tomorrow night, I should be able to start levelling, marking, and cutting the posts until I get to those two and start setting the rails
What really scares me, is that I have neighbors that have fences that were put up by contractors, in soaking wet weather like this, and they are already sagging. No shock there. I wanted mine done RIGHT, so I am doing it myself. I understand why contractors try to rush these jobs even with bad weather (gotta get paid man!) but the result in quality, or actually total lack thereof, isn’t worth it…
Oh well, until I can get out to the yard, maybe I will get up into the attic and start hanging the radiant barrier…
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