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Out of the ground…

Well, it’s been a busy few weeks as we finished the site prep, got the footings done and foundation walls poured, box filled and compacted and perimeter drains set.  I’ve had lots of fun working on this project so far and the guys have been very encouraging – although secretly I think they liking me help out as I can be the grunt on site.

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Manuel, Manuelito and I finished the poles for about 450 metres of fencing and we’ll be stringing the wire in the next week or so.  We had a bit of trouble with some of the posts as the augur drilled into a clay-like material which just kept sucking the bit down but after extracting a couple poles with the excavator, we managed to press on.

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When in Rome…

The Romans really had it figured out – hot and cold baths in which to soothe their conquest-induced aches and pains.  I guess having an army of slaves to boil water and make steam helped as well.  At our previous house, we had a hot-tub installed, mostly to help Josée with her many soccer related injuries.  I must admit that I actually used it a lot more than I figured I would.  Well, after many months of delay, we decided to get another one.  We’ll use it now and then if/when we turn this house into a vacation rental, the tub will be an added attraction.  Stop by sometime for a soak!

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