Keith Wharton and his right hand man and several other experienced framers and some helpers hit it hard today. Parr Lumber delivered the wood and they gave us a smoking deal on it. Parr also gave us brand new windows for free. Truss Way truss company donated some trusses that they had laying around and they just so happened to be exactly what we needed for our patio cover. So do you think that was a coincidence? NOT! But wait there's more. A forty yard drop box showed up for our trash donated by Waste Connections, thanks in part to Dean Large. Praise God!!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
The foundation guys with Hi-Mark Concrete, Inc. showed up at 8 this morning followed by the pump truck from Liberty Concrete Pumpers. They got set up and then a concrete truck from CALPORTLAND showed up. They jumped right into action and by 9 O'clock they where done. I even recognized the gentleman that was running the pumper truck from when I was in construction back in the day.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A big thanks to Skip the owner of Dan's Tractor for providing me with this machine to dig out for the foundation.We got it all ready for the foundation guys which are planning on coming in the morning to set up the forms. Things are moving right along. From what I hear the framers are planning on starting a week from tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The first day was very fun, but wiped me out physically. We had people show up and remove the handy-cap ramp and moved plants out of the way. They took down a fence, and then we started removing the concrete. The stairs leading up to the front door proved to be a challenge. But after much sledge hammer work it finally gave way.
It was good to get back in the seat of an excavator but when your muscles have gone to pot from being ravaged by ALS, it was a work out. My back and neck muscles are so sore. I will give it one more try tomorrow as we finish up the digging for the foundation, and then I can go back to retirement.
I had given thought to trying to name everyone that shows up each day to help but I’m not sure if that’s possible because so many people came and went today that its hard to keep up with who came and went. So if I mention some names in the blog and you helped out but your name didn’t get mentioned I apologize. I know today while I was inside getting warmed up and using the bathroom some guys showed up and did some clean up and left before I got out to see them.
Well thanks to everyone who pitched in today to lend a helping hand. I will post a few pictures but will post a bunch to the picture tab. Just remember that when you go to the picture tab and you click on the slide show of pictures click on it again and it will take you to our flicker account where you can view them in a better format.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
On Tuesday I am going to need to take the wooden handy cap ramp apart leading into the front door. We then will need to bust out the concrete stairs leading to the front door and remove the side walk up to the stairs.
I would like to get two or three guys to help me. If you would like to do this you need to be one of the first three people to comment on this post. I don’t want 30 guys showing up. I can’t manage to many people at one time. So the first three people that comment get it. I think around 10 AM would work well. Our Address is 204 SW 13th St. Battle Ground 98604.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I need to update you all but so much is being talked about right now my head is swimming. Our contractor friend Curtis is taking the bull by the horns and seriously running with it.
At this point what I know for sure is that I am going to dig out the dirt, (the first part of next week) so the foundation can be poured.
There are so many more things I would like to share with you but they are not quite to the point where they are ready to go public yet but stay tuned, it is exciting.
Thank you, Brian