Friday, April 24, 2009

It's a Jungle Out There

We started the project on our house over a year ago. In fact, the framing for the addition went up on the day of the downtown tornado last March. The inside is complete. The outside...oye. Our yard has been one, big construction site all this time.

Finally, the process to make it a living space has begun! In events that may or may not really be ironic, the large construction waste bins parked in our front yard have effectively turned that area into an even nastier construction site than the back once was. Still, the back is were my focus currently lies.

They came out, did a bit of grading where the retaining wall and patio needed to go and poured the walls.

After the walls cured a bit they came back, took the footers off, poured the patio and did more grading. They knocked down the rat-infested wilderness behind the shed.

It's glorious. It's mud, but still. I'm tickled pink or, more accurately, I'm tickled the persistent orange hue of red Georgia clay and so's the dog.


Boomin' Granny said...

It;s going to be really nice.....but where are the rats going to live?....inside your HOUSE??

LMP said...

We've called in a Pied Piper.