Friday, August 14, 2009

Tiny Little Bit More Accomplished

The foreman is checking all operations.

This morning when I woke up, I thought I had the world by the tail. It was early, I was going to get a good start on things, but I had one little underground plumbing thing on my mind. I decided to phone a plumbing installer and ask a simple question, just to confirm things, before I started digging little trenches all over my basement floor. In talking with the plumber, all of a sudden things started to get a little more complicated. I ask a lot of different people alot of different things as I go, and it seems I get a different answer from everyone. The plumber knows the codes. I missed something at the library yesterday. (It's pretty hard to make sense out of some of that, if you don't have clue to begin with). I arranged for a meeting with the plumber. He was talking about Monday, but I insisted on today. lol. I just wanted him to draw me a quick picture, because everything he was telling me, was pretty different from what I had planned. I am glad that I decided to phone him. The trouble was that I had to wait until 1:15 pm to see him, but it was well worth the wait. Then after the meeting, I was busy running around picking up the new plumbing supplies and tools etc. I wasted no time, but I sure don't know where the time goes. It never goes by that fast on the paying job.

I threw in a couple more pictures of the old hole in the ground. To anyone looking, it is probably just a boring dirt hole in the ground, but I am pretty proud of my new basement. So far the hoe is still going strong, although one hydraulic cylinder is leaking pretty good. I'll have to see about warranty, as I just spent over $400 on it within a month. I sure do get tired of taking things like that off to take back to the fixers though.

Well anyway, I do feel like I accomplished alot today even if it does'nt look like much got done. I would by far rather waste a whole day than to get something done, then have to redo it anyway. Sounds like the bale hauling expedition might get started on Monday. I'll work some long days trying to get that all done. Might as well grab some overtime while it is there I guess.


  1. Looking good! Wish we had a cellar here:)

  2. I think you're on the right track, my friend.

    We used to have a saying "If you don't have the time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?"

    keep on plugging, buddy!

  3. Progress in little steps is still progress.

    Keep up the good work.

    See Ya

  4. Hermit,
    You are doing great! Keep on at it a lil at a time. By the way, that is one mean lookin' foreman. lol.

  5. Thanks Molly, I've always wanted a cellar myself and finally I'll get one. Now I'll have to figure out what to put in there.

    Jim, Thanks. That makes alot of sense, that saying. It is good advice.

    Tony, Thanks alot, it seems I am still in the getting educated mode, it'll be nice when I don't have to think as much.

    Thanks Jen, and the foreman, it's all an act, she's actually pretty friendly.

  6. Shoot Mark, did I ever mention that armadillos can dig? Just think of how much help a pet one could be. I'm sure your foreman would enjoy having one around too! Guess I should have told you before you dug your basement. lol

    Just kidding Mark. :)
    Your basement is lookin' great.... Nice job!!

  7. Well Jeanie, if you would hurry and get some of those up to me, I can see how they are with trenching in pipes. I do have alot of ants, and to me they kinda look like an ant eater, so they should work for something. If all else fails, I might even need to eat them, before the project is done. I say send me some and I will give them a try. That is, if you can catch them. Be careful and thanks Jeanie.