Day Thirty-Three, 07 November, 2015Excavator, Track Hoe, Big-Ass Piece of Equipment, whatever you want to call it. Should be here Monday, around 10:00 AM or so.
|Case Track Hoe or Excavator (courtesy of CASE, Inc.)|
Apparently, not to worry. The gate opening is close to fourteen feet, so there should be plenty of clearance for it to enter and depart. Not too sure about trees though. At least one of the trees would be a small loss if the track hoe had to take it out. Well, we'll see what happens on Monday morning.
The crew arrived fashionably late this morning. It was all Carl's fault. Crossing the border was crowded this morning. Anyway, it's a good day to get this stuff done. It's all stuff that needs to be done before Trummer and his Back Hoe show up on Monday.
Here Omar is laying out the lines to determine the angle. They need that because, as you'll see, the blocks on one end need to be trimmed.
|Omar Laying Out the Angles|
Carl and Omar getting the crew started on the day's project.
|Starting the Day's Work|
|Going Over the Game Plan|
|Even Fresh Concrete is Tough|
|Finding the Center Point|
|West Side Truss Cut|
|New Line for Last Truss|
|Trimming Blocks Down to the Angle|
|East Side Cut Completed|
|Dianna's Favorite Blue Tile for the Shower|
|Not So Favorite Blue Tile|
|Not So Favorite Off-White Tile|
|Rotoplas Septic Tank Cover|
|Soak-Away Near Septic Tank|
|Half the Pool Awning Down|