Tag Archives: The Enclosure

Hangers, Humps, and Roadside Bumps

The last 2.5 weeks has seen some reasonable progress on the floor assembly, but as usual, things have been taking longer than planned, with some of the delay’s out of my hands.  I had just finished installing the first two … Continue reading

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One to go – We have started framing the second floor

Well, today was a great day, as the first of the two beams that will support the second storey were installed.  As hoped, I was able to do this task with 100% mechanical assist. Alfie was able to lift the … Continue reading

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This and That

While I comply with my medical team’s instructions and have some down time after my latest cortisone shot, I thought I would address a few questions/comments/concerns that have been raised about my construction methods and build in general. Q: Why … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows – all too typical with MY project.

As has been all too typical with MY build progress, the last month has been filled with exhilarating highs and soul crushing lows. But we do continue to make progress, albeit slower than hoped (we did not expect anything different … Continue reading

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Framing has commenced and we have a wall!

Well today marks two significant milestones. First, it was exactly 1 year ago today at 12:05 PM, that I broke my shoulder when I tripped on the curb at the side of the road.  While I did not let the … Continue reading

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The B.A.T. – She Flies Once Again!

Well, today saw B.A.T. 3.0 flying high and proud.  I am quite thrilled to have a good tarp overhead once more after such a lengthy absence.  The last overhead B.A.T. 1.0 met its demise on December 11. 2014 during a … Continue reading

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Crushed!

This has been the theme of the week.  My attempts of getting crushed recycle concrete has only crushed my schedule, and not in the good way. Once again, my plans have gone out the window as I try and source … Continue reading

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A poor pour! – But it is complete.

Well, I am glad that is over.  This concrete pour turned out to be the one that tried to get away.  I should have know something was up when the Municipal inspector raised concerns last Friday, that it was not … Continue reading

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Uncompacted Schedule

Well, I continue to be wildly optimistic in my backfill schedule. Even with assistance, this process is taking a LONG time. I can certainly understand why NO ONE does this in residential construction. I have averaged only one lineal ft … Continue reading

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