Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This post is about posts

Last night at around 8pm, R and I went back outside and dug 3 post holes. It was so much easier when it wasn't 90 degrees and sunny.

Today we positioned the posts and clamped them in place. Again the post levels came in handy. I'll try and remember to snap a photo to show you what they look like.

Once the sun was low enough in the sky to go behind the trees we started mixing up the concrete to secure the posts. We used up all the partial bags of Quikcrete that have been laying around and making a mess. The posts and concrete are curing nicely and we will back fill tomorrow.

Rumor has it that it will be on 77 degrees tomorrow! This will be perfect weather for installing more 2X12's around the rim joist. That work is difficult because we have no way of propping the 2X12's up while they are secured in place. Our intent is to use the biscuit joiner to connect the pieces before we screw them in place. Hopefully that will keep them from spreading apart when they dry out.

This photo is for my mother. It's a little blurry because I had to wait until it was dark to take the photo. It's a solar powered lighted bird feeder. When it gets dark the little lights come on and cast a warm glow on the ground. Very cute and the birds seem to like it.