https://youtu.be/jB2nWiEO9T0 Remember this song? It was going through my head all day
But in order to prepare for today, we suddenly realized last night that we need to take the brick off the front of the house, so after a regular day jobs and a quick dinner, off to the house we were… Or heigh ho heigh ho… off to work we went.
I stripped the jungle of a front garden, and Bill got started on the bricks. He heaved a bunch from the porch into the bin, I filled and wheeled, then threw brick by brick about 7 wheelbarrows full.
Then early this morning.. the machines were floated to our house, and a few hours later the dig started! Larry and Kevin, the 2 Cotton guys were really amazing.
The first unknown we had to deal with was the front porch… but it turned out to not be solid as we feared.. which would have been a lot of added cost. Kevin easily broke it up and got it in our bin.
Next was our addition excavation.. approx 9x 26 with a covered front porch.
I had a great view while I took a quick lunch break from 6 loads of laundry, groceries and pulling nails.
A very successful day and a lot more in the bin!
Found a 60 year old Hires root beer bottle in the excavation
2 seriously cute inspectors came at the end of the day to check out the work, and make sure we were adhering to MOL safety standards, and made my day.