So, I've combined the three days into one posting, that'd be this one.
|Capping the Column|
|Finishing Cap Slope|
Yesterday, this was the way some of the columns were at the end of the work day. Not a problem. Well, unless you count on Mr. Klutz (me) coming back to the house via the ramp up to the deck, after letting Mr. Nelson out of the basement from his day-long nap. I inadvertently put a couple of fingers on the still wet slope of the cap. Oops. I tried patting it back into shape as best as I could, and trying to straighten out the corner as well. I got it close, but you could still tell it had been mangled.
Luckily, the finish coat of mud would be applied today, so there was really no harm done, other than me feeling like a dolt, especially since I had watched them work on the caps.
|Daniel Sanding the Cap|
|Deck Form Starting|
|Plastering the Columns|
|Spa Jets & Filter Return Lines|
|String Lines for Deck Fill|
|Another Bucket of Mud|
|Leveling Out Deck Subsurface|
|Tamping the Fill|
Finally, the project is beginning to look the way we imagined that it might at the very beginning of the exercise. I'm excited to see the finished product - and to get into the pool once again.