In the previous post we had completed two of the front steps and were preparing for the third. Moving downward in our construction process, here is the third step finished:
Moving downward again, the next photo is of the fourth step. At this point the job is getting tedious, but we are urged onward by how good it is looking.
So far the steps have been two-feet front-to-back, but the fifth step is now down at driveway level where you can comfortably step onto this step from the driveway. The two-feet seemed narrow and confining so I decided to make the step three-feet front-to-back:
Here is the staircase viewed from the landing at the second bedroom door:
Here’s a picture of the steps from the front gate:
After lunch, Armando moved to the other side of the big floor to continue digging a trench for the west wall. We’ll pour a footing and lay two or three rows of concrete blocks to support this end of the floor. By the way, our neighbor finally cut the big tree trunk into pieces. I gave the wood to Armando because his family cooks with a wood fire. During the rainy season, his wife hangs the laundry to dry by the stove in the kitchen, and he frequently comes to work smelling like a campfire:
While Armando dug, I fired up the welder and spent two hours welding cariolas to the last beam and installing a couple more carriolas. The floor is nearly ready for the zinc panels that will support the concrete floor!
After the zinc panels are on the floor, the next task is to make the big roof. Now THAT will be exciting! We won’t pour the concrete floor until the roof is up for cover from rain. It will also give us shade from the hot sun.
That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by.