to that concrete and steel foundation!
It was music to my ears to hear the sound of the concrete truck backing up the driveway this morning! I was ecstatic last night when Rand called and said the contractor would be here this morning to begin trenching for the foundation to J’s cottage. I set my alarm for 6:50 so I could have the dogs fed and back in the house, but at 6:45, they woke me up barking. I almost planned to get up at 6 but you know what overthinking does, right?
We had hoped for pouring to be done Friday. Rand had an unexpected trip to Texas arise and he left early yesterday morning. With construction and supplies backed up, we’ve waited a while to get this project started, along with the kitchen. It is all coming together finally, but as has been the norm for the past 18 years, something always needs doing in Texas. Imagine my surprise (and joy!) when the contractor said they would pour today.
And let the Concrete Olympic Games begin! Oh, wait, game over!
This is the below ground footing: 16 inches of concrete and rebar. Next will come the concrete blocks, so the house can sit above ground to enable plumbing connections. You just never know when you have to crawl under a house in Mississippi…or Texas for that matter.