Sunday, July 25, 2010

Breaking Ground

We have started the shop project, which I am so incredibly thrilled about I can't even contain myself. This means so much to my husband but for me...I get my office back and my guest room floor and closet back. WOOHOO!

So far, like most big projects, The Hubs has done the majority of the work (with the help of male friends and family members) but I have helped a little. After The Hubs dad and him dug the holes (I think 4 feet deep by 3 feet wide, or something like that) I helped set a couple poles. Oh my goodness, I was freaked out. Not only are the poles like seriously 500 pounds each but they are 20 feet long and on top of it I was using a really heavy duty piece of machinery (I believe it was a bobcat). So we did 2 poles (level, spaced correctly, secured so they wouldn't fall) and then called it quits for the night.

The Hubs soon realized that while I was valiantly attempting to help it just wasn't going to cut it. I simply do not have the natural construction instinct or the muscle to fake my way through it so he called in the calvary. Then all the poles were set, braced and ready for concrete, which should be coming tomorrow. YAY! We are one step closer to clearing more clutter from our home; I simply cannot wait but I can guarantee that my husband is WAY more excited than I am. It's rough being a very handy man and having your tools in several different places. I do anticipate helping a little over the course of this project and I am looking forward to seeing what I can do and proving my own strength and skill to myself, although it wouldn't hurt to impress The Hubs along the way. :)

1 comment:

  1. Looks like the boys are making progress. Cant wait to come out and see it all soon!


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