|Project by Calgirl||posted 10-31-2007 10:57 AM||3979 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
Well, after a good nights rest, I’m ready to start another day which will be mostly cleanup after the full day yesterday of watching the cement men do their work. It is surprising just how tired I get just watching !
The cement work is pretty much complete. There is a little polishing work to do on the workshop floor in preparation for the epoxy paint which they tell me I can not do for a month. We have had so much rain, and the water table is so near the surface, that they had trouble with the forms moving because the stakes holding them in place were sunk into wet soil. Anyway, as you can see in the pictures I posted in my Projects section, the driveway and shop floor are just beautiful. The job took 3 1/2 truckloads of cement, and they also repaired the cracked edges of my driveway where the dirt dumptrucks caused damage in three places. I placed a compressed air pipe from the shop to the wall of the garage so that I could have air in the garage for tires, etc. The ClearVue Cyclone will go in the right rear corner of the workshop where I have two 6” conduits coming up for the connection. The electrician placed one-120V and two-240V floor plugs in the center of the slab for machinery which comes up on the wall nearest the garage. The cement driveway stops just beyond where the 8’ sliding door will be for unloading lumber, etc. I have two water pumps, (one for irrigation and one for the house), and the one for the house is located by the side of the garage in a 2’ x 4’ cutout in the new driveway. I’ll need to build a pump house to protect it from the weather and also from my backing a trailer to the shop door! Anyway, the outside is a mess, the driveway is filthy and the ruts in my grass are a foot deep, so there is a lot of cleanup work to do today. I expect that the construction work will begin later this week for which I can hardly wait.
-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !