Archive for April, 2010

Second Wall

Posted: April 30, 2010 in Ramblings
 
Here we have today’s stitched photo.  For some reason it didn’t want to stitch them accurately, so I had to do it manually.  As a result, the middle pic is a bit darker than the other two, so it looks dumb.  But I think you still get the idea.
 

I Panicked Too Soon

Posted: April 29, 2010 in Ramblings
 
Today the little worker bees finished 90% of the lower wall.  The right side is still not done, but I think that is being left as is, so that the men can more easily get back to the second wall to construct it.
 
In addition to our regularly-scheduled stitched photo update, here are some other views, some with Alex, some by Alex.
 

 

Nothing Like the Project Plans

Posted: April 28, 2010 in Ramblings
 
All right, for one thing, the project plans (as noted) did not have this wall being stepped down.  But it appears they are done constructing the wall, except for the capstones, and it IS going to be stepped down.
 
For another thing, this wall is much higher than they told us.  I believe the contractor said it would be about two feet tall; it’s about 3′ tall once the capstones are on.
 
So I don’t know.  Chris is going to take a look when he gets home and see if it’s worth moaning about.
 

Progress is Being Made

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Ramblings
 
At the end of the work day today:
 

Now, contrary to the drawings they provided us, it looks like this lower wall is stepped down on the right.  By which I mean, obviously it looks stepped down NOW, but it appears that they’ve stopped doing anything with the lower wall.  It was shown on the drawings as a straight-across wall.  Behind the wall has been filled in and flattened, apparently in preparation for tomorrow’s work, the second (higher) wall.

 

City Slackers!

Posted: April 26, 2010 in Ramblings
 
Nobody came to work on our yard today, although they did dig up and uproot the street light that was outside our bedroom window.  They’re moving it (at our request!) several yards to the south, so it will be screened from our room by trees.  Whee!  Power to the people!

Finally! Something to Show You!

Posted: April 23, 2010 in Ramblings
 
Today we had two men with a digger and a shovel and a lotta, lotta bricks.
 

The wall is not curved, as it appears from the stitched photo, but it does appear to slope up as you go from left to right.  That is because our lawn is not level; the lawn slopes down to the right, so the wall (though level) appears to slope up.

 

Still Nothing to Report

Posted: April 22, 2010 in Ramblings
 
Yesterday, nobody showed up to work.  I guess this was due to the rain.  We’ve had a pretty rain-free year so far.  I’m hoping it doesn’t all start coming along NOW, and setting our yardwork back!
 
It is 8:47 AM and there is still nobody here for today, either.  But at least I saw workers on the road portion of the construction, so I hope someone will be here to work in the yard today.  (Yesterday none of the construction workers were working anywhere.)  Photos later if there’s anything to show for it.