Day Seventeen - 12 October, 2015Monday morning. I decided to take advantage of the time just before the workers arrived and snap some photos of the pour in its pristine state. I had left my extension ladder up on the original pool house so it was very easy to get to the roof for these shots.
|The Over-All Big Picture|
|Nice Angle of the Main Stairs|
|The Back Stairs From the Roof|
|Bathroom and Water Heater Piping|
|Up Close of the Back Stairs|
|Main Stairs and Proximity of Parking Palapa|
|Reflection Captures Low Spot Better|
|Sand and Gravel Pretty Well Decimated|
|Water Heater Gas Line and Water Feeds|
A few minutes later, here comes Carl's pickup. I'm looking from the front porch of the Mennonite house as they pull in. I see Carl and Omar getting out. I holler down to them, "A truckload of supervisors and no workers. What's up?"
Carl told me that since today (Monday) was also a holiday (Pan American Day, formerly Columbus Day, since he's rightfully been discredited by history as a not-so-nice a guy) about half the crew partied a bit to strenuously the night before and were unable to make it to work. Carl decided to give the whole crew the day off to celebrate the holiday. That's cool. We can actually use the day off to let the concrete continue to cure a bit longer.
We showed them the low spots and talked a bit about logistics and cabinetry, we're trying out a new cabinet maker so that will be interesting. After a bit, with all the bits and pieces taken care of Carl and Omar left, and I let loose the dogs. Everyone gets to enjoy the holiday.
There's many more photos than appear in each posting. You can see all the photos of the construction project on Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/gp/winjama/0wVc3s. There will be new photos added each day of the project.