more fun with very large trucks

We still don’t have a “working” patio for many reasons; among them, C decided we should install a soaking pool in the patio so we could sit in water up to our necks on days like today when it’s 95 degrees out. How can you say “no” to that plan?

So, C ordered a large 9000 lbs concrete form, aka “vault water pit.” It arrived this morning on a very large truck.

It looks like a form you would see when there’s construction on the side of the highway.

Good times with squeezing down the driveway again:

C and our two contractors dug out the pit a few weeks ago. Some times we find Mustard sitting at the bottom of it:

Crane moving the very heavy form into place:

Once it was in, C realized that the hole was not dug deep enough.  The pool is four inches too high, meaning the pool will not be flush with the patio, which was the aesthetic goal. So, the crane is coming back to lift the pool up again so the hole can be dug four inches deeper and then put back into place. (Much to the C’s annoyance.)

Then we need to refinish the inside (C wants to paint it black), build/buy a bench for sitting, and build a top to cover it.

Maybe if I’m lucky, summer will extend for a bit longer so we can enjoy sitting in cool water up to our necks before the snow comes. Unlikely, but you never know.

(comp exam update: the paper is written! woohoo! i’ve got about 2-3 hours of final edits and bibliography work to finish tomorrow. then on to the next two!)

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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 2, 2010 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Congrats on finishing Comp #1!

  2. nate
    Posted September 3, 2010 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    this is totally and completely ridiculous in all of the right ways.

  3. Posted September 3, 2010 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    yes Nate. yes it is.

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