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Aug 4, 2012

:And now for the Next Episode- Day # Two:

Thare's dirt in them thare hills !!
(ripped offed and changed from the 1860-ish quote about the Gold Rush in California- 'Theres Gold in them thare Hills')

Actually, the dirt is all you will see at the start of day 2...



Debris and--- Dirt-




Dirt, Debris, Sawdust, Sweat, Tears...
But Never Fear--- a Rudimentary framework for this New Deck will Take Shape Today !!!
Gasp !!



  Stuff has to be Shoveled...
 This is Assistant Construction Dude... Shoveling-




Then Shoveled some more... With much Hoisting and Heaving  and Tossing about of each and every Concrete block- numerous times-  with metal Doo-Hickeys embedded in them...




And then fine tuned... Taking the Concrete block out with each addition of 4-5 pieces of gravel...




And Leveled...
 A Lot !!




Then Gravel added By Shovel and Then Leveled some More !!
 



Nakedish looking isn't it ? Pathetic and Forlorn too...
Don't worry Sturdy Old House... this is just a bit of Cosmetic refurbishing...

 


Kuchi with her Ears of Antipithy...




"Mama, why they keep doing stuf ? And banging and making racket ? And LOUD buzz noise ? Kuchi not too Thrilled with this part Mama."




This part involves use of this hot Pink 'String Line'  and much Snickering under my breath.
Please Note the Concrete Blocks with metal Doo-Hickeys


 


Kuchi was in her Element doing Periodic Inspections...




Right about now the Placing of the big Treated Wood -
Sills ? Rafters ?  Holder upper boards ?




...Began in Ernest...  Who is 'Ernest' by the way ? Does any one know ? Have he ever been Seen ?


Not Ernest...


Sills(?) in place sitting on the blocks-- All four sides done.







After the Guys left for the day, Alice come in for a closer Look...




Alice is Still Highly Suspicious of it all.




She still trusts her ramp tho.




Babylon says "Please Mama, I want to go  Out and do Inspects too !!"




End of Day 2 summary:

Dirt shifted and moved and flattened
Blocks in place and Leveled and Squared
Sills around 4 sides.
Kuchi Entertained
Alice Tormented
Babylon alternately Intrigued & Thwarted
Mama working on a Semi-Nervous Hissy Fit

All in All I would say...
A Very Productive Day !!

Mama Tired more...

xoxo
 

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