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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


We Have Cement!

Today dawned bright and cold. I'm happy to say that I managed to get some sleep last night but was pretty excited this am. Our helpers, Henry and Keno, showed up at 9:30 and the first cement truck was here by 10. Then it was off to the races. Thanks to Ramey, Bob and Kennedy, things went very smoothly and quickly! Nary a hitch! I guess all my hard work finally paid off. Four and a half hours later, all the cement was poured, J bolts and rebar installed and tools cleaned. In three days we can remove the forms and start laying adobes!!!

Cement truck arrives!

Rick hitches a ride.

Ready . . .

set . . .

go . . . . .!

And we're off!

Rick setting J bolts.

Done!!!!

and done!!!!!


Finishing touch - the rocks are from Pine Gables in Lake Lure, NM. One of my favorite places owned by one of my favorite cousins.




5 comments:

  1. awesome to see it work so well. How many cu yards? What is general height and width of footing?

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  2. 16 cu yds. Width is 18", depth is 20" of gravel + 10" on top of concrete.

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  3. It's probably a good thing that the physical work of building your house makes you tired enough to be able to go to bed at night - I'd be having a hard time not staying up all night just to keep going outside to look at everything one more time ;) My dad, your dad, Uncle Francis and Uncle Robert are all right there, grinning ear to ear.

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