In ten years, wow, that’s a long time to think about I mean I’m only sixteen! I definitely see myself out of college, because if you can’t do that math then I’ll be 26, but I want to be out of college and in my long time teaching job. 75 more words
We busted out the wheelbarrows and ran back and forth with sloshing concrete to dump in our form on the gravel.
We got that thing pretty darn smooth for amateurs! And what’s this? Tom is happy and he’s not working with wood?!? ;) He usually hates this kind of stuff. Maybe the smile is because he knows we’re almost finished!
This is the utility/laundry room now. The floor actually looks pretty good and it’s very functional!
We had to actually remove a couple inches of gravel to get to the right height for starting the earthen floor pour. It kicked up a ton of dust – you can see it floating all around!
Then we leveled the floor using a long 2X4 with a four foot level duct taped to the edge of it.
We mixed the whole floor in our trusty concrete mixer. Notice the paper taped to the right side – it’s the order and portion of the ingredients.
Mike used a small 2X4 to scrape off excess mud and get it level. The board closest to him got moved when he started a new row and acted as a support for the screed board.
It was slow going, but not too difficult.
It was a good feeling having this nice smooth floor done and drying!
We ended up doing just one layer for now, and we moved Holden on his room (finally!). We’ll have to move him back out in the spring to finish the rest of the floor – what fun!
Just before my 27th birthday I received a letter in the mail from an agency I queried. They were interested in my novel and were asking for $35 for postage and handling and all that jazz. 406 more words