Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Why We've Been So Busy
Our house, it is not big enough. Actually, it has a "granny flat" that has been used as a summer cottage by Mr. Ferdzy's mom and her housemate. They have decided they like it so much, they want to move here permanently. And that means an addition. To help save some money, Mr. Ferdzy is supplying some grunt work.
Oh, and by the way, THIS is what a person has to do to get it to rain around here. Leaving the laundry out on the line overnight just doesn't do it. You have to call up and order a truckload of cement.
Well, it wasn't really a truckload. It was just a bit more than the minimum order. Since the minimum order was way more than we needed for the footings, we decided we would put a better sidewalk out in front of the house. That meant a week to dig, line with boards, and half-fill with gravel.
Did you know cement trucks come with a "remote"? I didn't. Kind of cool, really... but you have to supply your own navvies.
Flattening the cement.
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the Ankh...
Ah! Perfecto! Although it is to be noted that every time we do construction my gardening tools, not to mention some of my household tools, are never the same again.
The almost-finished sidewalk. We just have to remove the wooden forms, and cut some lines to prevent cracking and frost heaving. And plant some shrubs and things. But almost done, har.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I find I have some laundry to do.