These two sisters were far too big for our little machine to move, so they became one with the footings by drilling and epoxying rebar into them.
Thankful for some friends showing up randomly at the perfect time as we finished the retaining walls (for the second time) and poured the front veranda piers.
Directions aside, this was the start to the long process of building the back deck. On the front.
Weeping tile going in to drain our troubles down and away. Toward the neighbours.
The forms were stuck, but the Yanmar was having none of that.
Cutting wire to act as whalers for the retaining walls. These wires would be stretched to – and past – their limits.
The longer of two retaining walls we built to assist the house in the difficult task of not falling over.
I wanted to do more shovelling anyway.
It’s good having friends randomly show up right as you’re pouring a few metres of concrete walls and sonotubes.
A couple bags of cement and some piles of sand and stone to finish the last piers. These couldn’t be done until the retaining wall was finished as they were in its backfill area.