The Ugly Stage

We’re at The Ugly Stage.

Carport Construction

We’re having a carport built but this is NOT our carport!! This one is from Structures in Birmingham. Ours won’t look exactly like this but it’s close.

Our old garage—you know the one I loved so much (this should be read with the utmost sarcasm)-

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has been torn down…

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…and replaced by a humungous pile of Georgia Red Clay.

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In fact we have 3 humungous piles of Georgia Red Clay in our backyard.

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And we have some lovely footings with excellently constructed rebar supports sitting in many inches of rain water.

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You see, since the demo and digging it started to rain. It has rained, and rained, and rained.

Today some nice men came out with a pump and a generator and pumped the water out of the footings… They just now cranked up their truck and left, taking the pump with them… in the rain.

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So now my dream carport (it used to be a Dream Garage, but I downsized) is about a week behind schedule—not that there is a schedule; just a vague desire to finish in this lifetime.

THIS is how my new carport will look. It’ll be open on 3 sides with a solid back wall so the neighbors won’t have to look at our cars and it’ll have a 7 foot high storage area underneath it for yard tools and gardening stuff.  I’m very excited about that part.

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Maybe it’ll stop raining tomorrow.

Later,

 

Patti


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2 Responses to The Ugly Stage

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  2. Terry Kearns says:

    I thought they were building a new runway in the backyard. This is better, carports are better down here.

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