If more of the folks working on our house had been like todays crew, this whole process would have been way less stressful. We hired a new concrete crew after giving up on our previous one ever coming back to finish what they started. The men from Jaenke Concrete were professional, courteous, and good at what they do. In two days we went from dirt floor and muddy hillside, to fabulous new patio, a flawless garage floor, and a perfect new sidewalk. When we have people like this working on the place, I have no qualms about walking away and not having to supervise and worry about what type of work is being done. So, along that line, I was able to get the shelves and hanging brackets mounted in our walk-in closet, finish grouting the tile in the main bathroom, and start laying out the design of the tile in our master bath, instead of shadowing the guys working on cement. Although I did take breaks for pictures and to admire the way they were making the house look. :)
|Pouring the garage floor at last.|
|In the space of 2 days, we went from this.....|
|...and ultimately this. |
No more mud spattering all the lower windows every time it rains. We also have the materials set aside for building a retaining wall on both sides of the patio at a later date.
|The first of the shelves and hanging brackets for our walk-in closet. After we get settled, I plan on building modules for shoe storage, and other shelving needs.|