“It’s a CE-ment pond Pa!”


first walls (2 of 5)

We have started construction of the first floor walls after pouring the slab last week. I am trying to water the slab to keep it cool and promote a longer cure which will add to its strength. Temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions between the portland cement (one of the main ingredients)  and water so keeping it cool might also lessen the cracking.              MV5BMTkzODczMzU0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTE3MjM2._V1_SX640_SY720_

So Ellie May was wrong, its a concrete pond (although it might not even be that…shockcrete or marcite? I’ll get back to you on that)


Having worked a little with Habitat for Humanity, I know enough about home building and tools to be able to connect a nail gun to a compressor and which end of a hammer to hold. I get to labor on this house because I blackmailed my contractor. Tom, Chief Muckity Muck of “The Chore Store”, is very knowledgeable about every facet of home construction and has shown me a lot-“How many times I gotta tell ya, keep it square and flush!” I strive to be worthy.

first walls (4 of 5)

View from the Living Room


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