Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 2 of Garage preparation!

The second day was only a half day for the crew.  They installed the drainage system for the floor, so when we wash cars in the winter in the garage the water has some place to go.  Also got the trench dug for changing a span of overhead wire to underground.  When the garage is up, we'll connect that wire to the garage junction box, and take out the pole and connect the existing underground wire to the garage junction box. 

There will be drainage from the center of the garage floor, and then the water will flow to the black tube and drain out the bottom.
Back hoed a trench from this pole (where our meter is) over to the north side of the garage.

The electrician holding the wire and eye measuring to make sure it will be long enough to go up the pole to connect when we're ready.  They unrolled the wire, and then back filled over it. 

They also covered the area that the sand was dug up behind our barn.  Now you wouldn't eve know that there had been a huge hole dug there.   Saved a lot of money by using our own sand!  Didn't have to pay for sand hauled in.

Oh my !  Someone already has parked in our new garage!
Leah and Steven did that the other night when they came over! 
Funny kids!

Now we'll wait until next weekend to start the cement.  This weekend we'll be busy getting ready and then having our Pig Production Sale.  So with all that going on, no time for the garage.  More blogging pics when we do work on it again.  Hope you all have a great weekend.  I'm praying for some rain this weekend.  We need it bad here.  Steve has all is wheat, barley and peas planted.  This is the earliest he's gotten that done.  Next week, he'll be getting corn in the ground.

I delivered 2 boxes of pin cushions to a lady that has a small consigment shop in our area that tourist and locals stop.  She was very excited to get them.  I'm hoping they will sell.  It is so much fun to make them, and I have several more at home, and more to make, but don't want to make any more up until I know they will sell.  It'll be a shame to make too many up, and then not be able to sell them.  So we'll see how it goes.  I many even try to find another place to consign them, but that will have to wait until next week.

A demi cup and saucer.  Had two of these, pink and this green one.  They are so dainty!

Changed the ribbon on Amanda's friends wrist corsage from black daisy ribbon to purple  so it matches her dress better.

Odda, our Bernese Mt Dog has the kennel that now is too close to the new garage.  She has not been eating good the last 3 days, and I think she may be nervous over all the excitement and loud machinery we've had here this week.  We will be moving the fenced area of her kennel so it will be easier to enter.  I don't think Odda likes to walk on all the uneven dirty ground now.  She also hates mud puddles, so we'll see how things are for her this weekend before I take her to the vet.  I got some Lamb and Rice food for her again - maybe a little change in her food will help. 

Hope you all have a great weekend.


Debbie said...

I wish we would have thought to put a drain in our garage when we had it built. I hate paying those outrageous automatic carwash prices in the winter time. Oh well! Maybe next time we build.
The wrist corsage is really pretty. I'm sure the girl will love it.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

It is surprising how much dirt has to be moved around for a project... your garage is quite nice! The corsages and teacups are beautiful!

Rae said...

Things are really progressing along with the garage. Poor Odda. I bet you are right and she is upset with all the change in activity. I would be nervous too listening to all that loud noise. Maybe she needs to go visit Chance and have some playtime away from all the machinery.

Your pin cushions will probably sell quickly. They are adorable and would be ideal for gifts. Have you ever considered selling them through Another blogger I follow has quite a bit of success selling her pin cushions there.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Now that is just a nifty idea, drainage spot so you can wash inside in the Winter!! Awesome! Glad things are moving along!!

Can't wait to hear how the sale goes!!

Brenda said...

I love your pin cushions. Whata neat idea. I collect tea cups so these are right up my alley.