Monday, November 17, 2008

Contrast Days 20 and 21

Quick day 22 update - rebar and footing formwork approved, pouring concrete tomorrow.

Saturday November 15 '08 Day 20. Finally a sunny day. Still sticky underfoot though.
My "Bridge to Nowhere" - No Federal funds were harmed in the construction of this bridge.Why? Because I had about 4 piles of wet clay that had fallen off the cut wall and into the space next to the formwork, and into the formwork, to remove by spade and shovel or hand - not my idea of fun
The contrast - Sunday - misty all day, this is about as bright as it got at around 3 pm. I might be shovelling, but E has the arduous task of getting hundreds of pieces of rebar tied. The diagonals she is work on now (#6 rebar in the shear wall) were really really difficult to weave into the rest.Nonetheless - nearly ready for the footing pour scheduled for Tuesday - still have to get the county approval. Fingers crossed for today.As you might be able to tell, I have been repacking the pick. Well this is what happens when it gets packed in the dark. The are about 6 or 7 pairs of gloves - leather, fabric, rubber, wetsuit - in various states of muddiness or dampness or just plain soaked hiding in there somewhere as well.

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