Here's the "junk"
Otherwise, I met up with Jim at the end of the day and he was waiting for the surveyor. The survey guy (from the bank) comes to confirm his work was completed, so they can move on and get paid. While he was waiting, I just kept picking bottles. It got to be fun after a while.
Here's what the basement looks like right now:
I have my stats right now... it's 480 yards of stone. Since 1.9 yards equals a ton, that makes it 240 tons of stone, or 48,000 pounds of stone. That doesn't include the garage, that was completed today. Once that's done, we'll be close to having 3/4 million pounds of rock. Take that.
Next up is the "spread footing". It's like big concrete feet to hold up the house. Those supplies are supposed to come tomorrow morning. Once the survey is confirmed by whoever needs to know (city, bank.. etc), then we can move on next week. I do remember Jim saying "oh yeah, the walls will be up by Thursday" (and now it's Friday.. and we are into next week.). Lucky I know to double his timing by now. It's kind of like when Dave says he's going to work on the boat "for an hour." C'mon. I know that means it will be AT LEAST 2 hours, if I'm lucky.
Tomorrow, it's a meeting with Jim at 10am. That's the plan anyway. That's where I'll stare at the budget numbers and freak out, again. Perhaps a bloody mary will be in order.
Ok, to end my ramble tonight, a little tribute to my sweet old doggie, Anakin. Today was a hard day for her and I, but she proved to me that she still wants to hang with me for a while longer and I'm pretty happy about that. I love her and I'm happy she's at my feet while I type.
[Her sleeping earlier today after a seizure and a vet visit]
12 years, that's a long time to have my girl!