Construction update... Progress on our mud-room and deck is about to come to a screeching halt, I think. I just remembered the other day that hunting season for elk is about to start here – and that means my builder will be gone. He lives for hunting – to say that he is an avid hunter would be seriously understating his love of it. Now I'm seriously worried about the mud-room being done by winter!
Meanwhile our little “filling station” is coming along. Our mason was here yesterday morning to put the cinder block walls up. He and his sidekick make this sort of thing look very easy – but if you've ever tried your hand at it, you'll quickly discover that it's much more difficult than it appears. In particular, getting the walls straight and square takes quite a bit of knowledge and skill. These walls, to the best of my ability to measure them, are perfect. Note the nice touch of filling the corner holes with rebar and solid concrete. That little building is going to be very strong! Next step on this one is up to me: I'm going to a rock yard in Tremonton to see if I can purchase a solid piece to make a roof for this thing. After that, I'm going to weld a door frame from steel tubing (probably thick-wall 1.5" square tubing), and then for the door itself. I'm planning to make the door from wood bolted onto a steel frame, lockable. I've got a craftsman lined up to do the plumbing. That's harder than you might think, as we have to use steel pipe jacketed with plastic for corrosion resistance. The pipe will have to be cut to length and threaded, something I have neither the equipment nor the patience for.