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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

What bedrock can do ................

I'll make this post short and sweet ? not unless a ton of fudge hits me over the head right now ! .. contractor broke his drilling machine running into ROCK from "hell" am I allowed to say that here ?? .. in any case .. 2.5 holes out of 6 are done .. tomorrow is another day.
Contractor let us know how lucky were are he didn't get us to sign a release about "if A + B and C happen, that we will take on the extra cost ..." lesson learned for contractor .. finally a BREAK for us ? contractor is a nice guy but we have been waiting forever again not his fault .. but FOREVER ?? !!
Next funny thing .. new deck door at same time as drilling = BIG vibration in house jack hammered out of ROCK .. rock is one hell (oops!) of a conductor for noise and having more than sensitive hearing (although number one son says I don't hear him 3/4 of the time) .. well lets just say if I could drink .. I would have been "legless" ??
BUT ... we are getting closer ... to having the deck and then shed done .. and then .. I will be fully cooked !
See bags of soil and mulch ready to jump the minute I can manage it ?? see flower bed sheared off for sake of new deck ??? .. next see me at the FUNNY FARM ; )


14 comments:

Outside In said...

It's starting to look like a patio, I
know some people call it a deck but for some reason I call it a patio,
silly aren't I? I am finally getting a patio door put in my sun room this
year and I can't wait!

flowergardengirl said...

Knowing how you feel about your gardens makes me know this is driving you nuts. Are all those little rocks from the bedrock the contractor hit?

knittnkitten said...

In California we love our houses built on bedrock, sadly mine isn't, but I have had it before and it feels so much safer.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

You poor thing. It will be over soon?

Gail said...

...and there is more progress. Yippee. Great news! Soon you'll be able to watch the progress from your new door;) ...and how are Dave and the Benchwarmers taking all this upheaval? gail

CiNdEe said...

Major oops moment for drilling machine. Bet that cost a couple bucks! GOod thing not your problem(-: So something good did come out of the whole ordeal! Maybe you should tell the guy to get a better drill? (-: Just kidding(-:
Now go bake some brownies and have a nice glass of milk to go with them(-: You will get through this!!!!(-:
Oh and wheres the door picture??(-:

Heather said...

Whoohoo! Progress is always bittersweet. This time it seems that you guys;1 contractor;0
Sometimes that works out well.

gittan said...

Sorry to say, but you made me smile =) Thingking and remembering about when we were digging the hole garden a couple of years ago. Since there once upon a time were a road thrue what's my garden today we do have a lot of enormeous rocks in the ground. Can you imagine me, trying to plant a tree i that?! Ther's ALWAYS a huge rock showing up wherever I dig. Hope you'll hav a great day today / hugs

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Cathy .. down there it is a patio .. where our shed would be also .. where a lot more work other than the deck has to happen too .. so "patio" is right !The new glass doors I call deck doors because we walk onto the deck from the kitchen. Hey ! You are getting new doors too ? Must be that kind of a year ? : )

Hi Anna .. those are some of the smaller rocks they hit .. most are larger .. and YES ! my garden is not going to be up to snuff this year .. there is no way around it so I just have to calm down about it all... JEEZ !!!

Hey kittnkitten .. yes ! out there it would be safer wouldn't it ? but here .. where blasting is going on in other parts of the city outskirts for more building .. well it runs through the bedrock and shakes this house and us in it ! haha

Debbie ... if I say "groundhog day" will it give you the right idea of how I feel girl ?? LOL

Gail ... I think Dave is totally disgusted (especially with the cracked mushroom bit .. the BW are not happy .. Winthrop can't have his 1st of the new month picture on the deck .... well it goes on and on ?) .. other than that it is another sunny day today ! : )

Cindee ... I was so tired last night I fell face first on the bed .. nothing I usually do got done .. and yikes ! forgot the door picture .. it doesn't look that much different really more white edging .. fiberglass which means it will last longer than we will .. but all new wood trim which means I have to PAINT ! LOL

Heather .. girl it is about time we get some sort of break for this right ? LOL

Hello gittan .. that is too funny girl ! I can well imagine you ran into BIG rocks with that history .. Kingston is called the "Limestone City" .. all the highways have blasted rock on the sides of the road .. it is something we just take for granted here .. nice to share with some one else though !!

Titania said...

Oh the joy when all is finished. It can happen that all hell..oops..is loose when renovating. Hope for you everything works from now on like clockwork! I have a few clocks that do not work!) Sorry for that, I wish you the best! We are renovating the house, paint and all; what a joy when it is finished.

Rose said...

LOL, there have been days, Joy, when I thought the Funny Farm was the next step for me, too:) Your deck is really starting to take shape. Hang in there; I'm sure you'll love it when it's all done. Maybe all that bedrock means you're earthquake proof? It always helps to look on the bright side, anyway.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Titania .. I think our kitchen will have to be repainted because it just doesn't look fresh enough anymore now with the new deck doors .. painting isn't so bad .. but this is the time of year I am usually in the thick of things in the garden ? .. Misery loves company girl ! climb on board the reno train ? LOL

Rose .. I really try to look on the bright side girl .. but wow thinking of how we felt when we first signed the contract to now .. day and night !! .. but it has to finish some time right ? and it will look good .... right ??? LOL

Mildred said...

I know it wasn't your intention but you made me laugh....
Once this is over, and you read this post so will you :-)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Mildred .. We actually laugh a lot too about this .. once we do a RANT to blow off steam .. it isn't the deck company's fault but we are sure they will run screaming if they ever start one that seems like ours again ? haha
This is the same company that does landscaping and I have asked (early on in the game) if they would do what I want (very simple things) .. but who knows now since this is one huge headache for them ? LOL