Friday, April 9, 2010

Belated June-December 2009 House Addition Process Begun Part 1...

Here are pictures of our long construction process. All in an attempt to build an addition. Much needed. Sorry for the sloppy posting. Click the picture to view in larger form! More to come...


Before the grass was touched to make way for construction... (May 2009)

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June 2009: Beginnings of Major Construction

Now this is entertainment!!!






Beginning a hole...






Before digging to make a large hole there was this...












More than one machine working to dig out a working area...





Lots of machinery was used to dig the dirt out... here is another one...

















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July 2009:

A time of too much rain...












This is the beginning of our addition... a hole where our basement and the foundation will eventually be...











See comment for next picture...






My joke would have been funnier if Anthony would have let me actually go to the tip of the board, but he did not want me to fall... Um, Yeah...






Will soon be cemented to be the foundation of our house and our basement floor...






Clearing away extra debris...






Sandy gravel...





Basement cement floor poured...





Explanation below...






Peekaboo!! I am sneaking a peek! How do you do? (Antonio and Miranda)






So, you have a great day accomplishing lots of things. Satisfied that you are prepared for cement work for the next day, you are completely stressed and unprepared when loose dirt topples down heavily and ruins some of the of the very work you were so happy about to begin with. You begin to clean it up yourself, but it seems that as soon as you shovel some away a whole bunch more comes down. You need more hands but are stubborn. At your wife's request to call someone for help, you say, "no, I will manage". But, she, being wise, and very concerned for your health, calls your brother-in-law who happens to be available to drop what he is doing to sneak over to help. You are upset at first until you see that darkness is falling and you will only be able to fix things with some help from someone else. Good thing for a wife who loves you so much, huh? ;-)






A great view of the broken and squashed metal and wires...






Thank God our brother-in-law came to help... They accomplished so much together.






I know... safe, isn't it??? sigh... Jackhammering while standing on machinery... So this is okay, but pretending to dive off isn't? ;-)


















Resting...






Working to wire the metal together...





Metal and wire skeleton...





Do you see me??






This view has ended up being the main one I use to gauge the changes being made.












Weak earth and a make-shift wall...






Again!!! DRAMA!!! Thank God noone got hurt!!! This time Anthony had plenty of help. sigh...






A different perspective. View from the boys' room...
























The dirt was very unstable and causing problems. Even as they were pouring cement more fell and squashed a portion of metal working. They fixed as best they could and continued with the cement work. Some did that while Anthony and a few others stabalized the make-shift wall. Good thing noone got hurt. Could have been dangerous.





























2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see it all done and how much of a difference it will make for you with all the kids spread out a little more and storage...oh the STORAGE! yay!!! I am super excited for you and the blessing that it will be!
    Love you all....smooches and hugs from Zia!

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  2. My this home be blessed in every stage!

    I am peeking out of my turtle shell to say thank you for your kindness and support. Be blessed dear friend.

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