Week 26 – Halfway point…to something

WEEK 26 – In my head, I keep calling this “halfway week,” though I’m not sure halfway to what!

It’s halfway through a year is what it is, though whether or not that will be our own halfway point is yet to be seen.

What did happen this week is that we hit that magical day where the threat of rain was high enough to keep our concrete guys away from their outdoor projects, but it had been dry enough to firm up the side yard so that they could back up the cement truck to the basement window. That “firm up the side yard” part was important because they had told Josh that if the truck got stuck and needed to be towed out, we’d be on the hook for the towing charge, an expense estimated at $1500. So…no rain…and no towing please and thank you! The day worked out perfect, and the basement floor is now in!

Then, because the garage floor is now finished and ready for use, Josh was able to move a bunch of tools and work stuff into that space like a jumbo workshop, made secure by the installation of the garage door this weekend! With just one exterior window to finish now that the basement is poured, and a service door on the backside of the garage to lock up, we’re almost completely contained now, and should hopefully be starting siding the end of this week!

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Also, many thanks to our neighbors-to-be up the road who stopped by on Saturday with their skid-steer and offered to level out the gravel on the driveway for us so that the ruts from the lift didn’t keep filling up with water!

Published by Kate

A former Wisconsinite, Kate now resides in southeast Minnesota with her husband where she teaches high school English and theater. She recently completed her master's degree in learning design and technology, and continues to study and advocate for arts integration in the classroom. A recipient of the RISE America grant for high school theater, Kate is working to innovate and expand theater opportunities for the students at PIHS. An avid distance runner, concert pianist, and want-to-be wine aficionado, Kate's blog "ink." is a passion project, embodying all the best parts of life: friends, food, wine, thoughtful conversation, style, and sass!

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