A Lofty Accomplishment

This won’t be a lengthy post. It is pretty much a repeat of my last post, All Decked Out, but I did want to get it posted in the official record. We can now cross concrete the loft floor off the to do list.

We started the day mixing 35 wheelbarrows of sand and gravel with 18 bags of cement. This was the largest batch yet. We ended up having to mix an additional two wheelbarrows more:


The guys put Alex up to clowning for the camera with a small shovel. I reprimanded him (in jest) for using the boss’ shovel. Everyone laughed hysterically:


We did the same pass the bucket game as last time:


I finished wood floating the floor at about 6:30 p.m.:


Tomorrow, Armando will mix some mortar and fill the gap along the wall. It was just too late in the day for me to do it by myself.

Here is looking at the slab from the other end:


Now the only big concrete left to pour is the kitchen floor below the loft/roof deck plus the greenhouse and fish pond. We’ll do the kitchen floor in a couple weeks, but the rest will have to wait for the dry season.

I have ordered one-eighth-inch, four-foot by eight-foot diamond plate┬ásteel floor decking sheets for fabricating the stairs to the loft; it will be delivered next week. I’m looking forward to engineering this project; my DIY metal bending brake will come in handy. Stay tuned.

The garden is going great guns. Here are the maracas:


That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by.