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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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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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The End does not always justify the effort getting there.

As I wrote in my last post, I had some significant problems with the pour of the exterior basement walk-up foundation. When a corner of the forms busted open during the pour, I lost a healthy 1/3 cubic meter before … Continue reading

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Time to Pour – Concrete is coming.

Well, I am pleased to say that I actually exceeded my schedule and will be ready to pour my architectural concrete wall on Tuesday, a full week sooner than I planned.  This either means I am getting faster or that … Continue reading

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Suspended Concrete Slab – Complete

The suspended concrete slab for the garage has been poured! As hoped, I was able to push up the date and we poured at 11 AM on Monday.  Hi Def Concrete and F&F Pumping did a bang up job and … Continue reading

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All Barred Up

As hoped, the last week has gone quite well and I am very close to being ready for the garage slab and basement walk-up footing pour.  I am just waiting for some direction from my engineer in Ontario regarding the … Continue reading

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Another First

Well, I could get used to this, it was another productive week that stayed on schedule.  In fact, things actually took one less day than planned so I was able to catch up on some chores and vendor follow up … Continue reading

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Steady Progress

I just love times where construction actually goes according to plan.  They have been so few and far between in my experience, that when they do happen, it just makes life good. Such is the current situation with the garage … Continue reading

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Mud!

Hey folks, just a fast update as not a lot has happened in the last week. I got Alfie’s shoe back on last Thursday, but it was clear my soil screening days were over for the season.  Everything is now … Continue reading

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Lost Track

The last week has progressed well.  It has been reasonably dry and I was able to get a lot of the backfill complete.  The back west wall is almost complete (put it aside to do other weather dependent things).  Mr. … Continue reading

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In the name of Science

Well. I am extremely grateful I moved Alfie to the back yard last Friday as by Saturday AM, about 4ft of the back-filled south bank had caved in.  If Alfie was still on the front bank, I would have had … Continue reading

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Alfie goes for a stroll – At last!

Well, it has been exactly 13 months since Alfie was banished from the back yard due to the excavation activities last September 2014.  Today, Alfie was once again able to stroll into  the back yard (ok – it was more … Continue reading

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Onward and upwards

It is time to get off the pot and get’er done!  It was a productive weekend on several fronts. My wife used the move as an opportunity to significantly purge her wardrobe which basically entailed her taking what she wanted … Continue reading

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Welcome to my building journal.

Welcome to my theEnclosure.ca Project Journal.  I appreciated you stopping by for a visit. I will be using this journal as a form of (hopefully) daily diary where I will document what is on my mind and describe the day-to-day … Continue reading

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