Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Bedroom Cement Pour

The day of the pour has arrived and it is a beautiful day. It has almost been raining nonstop for weeks and it looks like it will continue for the next few weeks.

Elario, the cement head guy, had estimated 20 cu yds, plus maybe a little more. When you order cement you have to let them know ahead how many trucks a job needs. So by the time Elario figured out we did not even need a full 2nd truck it was too late.They were on their way with 3 yds more than we needed, that is $300.00 .

So Elario formed up another large step that maybe took a yd of cement, that helped, but is is hard to trust someone you  believe knows what is needed for a job, Just as a back up I should have figured it myself just as a second opinion. O WELL ! It is all part of the journey!

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the middle of this all A Total Knee Replacement!!!

Here I am a day before the surgery , standing with both legs as straight as possible. As you can see my left leg is very crooked. When I was 16 years old I was in a car accident. We were driving on an undivided highway when a trailer full of 4 ton of oak logs unhitched from the truck that was pulling it , crossed the highway and hit us head on . My leg was crushed when sitting in the back seat, on impack,  I slipped under the front seat of the car and the front seat fell on my leg . I believe my Dr did the best he could to get it straight.

Here I am after the surgery hooked up to all the necessary tubes: draining fluid from the incision,   intravenous fluid/ pain meds, Oxygen tube, and a nerve block that did not take .

All I can say is OCH!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Bedroom Forming

The first step is always to determine the out side perimeter. Because of the change in elevation we had to get more fill dirt.

Slowly the beams are determined and sacks full of dirt piled so the ditches don't cave in.

Stub-outs for the bathroom fixtures.

Re-bar for strength, 3/8" on the top, one foot apart and 1/2" in the ditches.

Next is the form for the porch.

All is ready for the pour......

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Plumbing for the Bathhouse/Halfbath

Our original plans were to have a composting toilet in our buildings, so we had to cut through the slab for the Toilet flange and drain.

This is where the stub-out is connected to the plumbing brought through the floor.

This is were we connected the water line to the half bath to the  existing waterline we put in years ago. The larger pipe is the drain pipe for the kitchen and the bathhouse that is a grey water service.

Here it is all connected.....