BMN Pond Window Update

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Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-from-in-house

Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-from-in-house

 

Good Morning

Wow, what a day! Pretty cool being snowed in and still being able to work on and move my project forward. It is cool to see this side of the pond coming up to the height of the rest, finally.

Jose Elmore called last night saying, “You know not to put treated wood in a pool!” Don’t worry it isn’t inside the pool. All the rest is temporary and will come out once the concrete hardens.

We had a wonderful and long conversation. Between that phone call and the one the night before with Hugh Simpson you’d might get the impression I was coming out of some sort of shell. Nah, not right this minute, those conversations make me happy and I do feel it is time to grow emotionally again.

Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-fossil-rock-detail

Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-fossil-rock-detail

 

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Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-rock-detail

Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-Moss-rock-detail. With the foot of snow on the ground and more coming down all day, I didn’t have any selection of rock to work with other than the rocks that were already in the greenhouse. I like this one here. You can see there is lichen on two sides, which will be visible in front of the bio-filters.

 

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Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-work-area

 

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Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-from-sump-tank-area

 

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Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-from-bio-filter-area

Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-end-of-day-mishap. The top flagstone was cemented in and I was tossing the 80 pound bag of Quickcrete off the steps so we could hose off the other rocks, whoops! I guess it already got a little wet. Just one of the issues working in tight spaces.

 

 

I’m building the wall around the pond window out of Quickcrete and very little rock as this is the most precarious wall and needs all the strength it can get. I wish I could have put more steel rebar in it, but the steel is under the snow somewhere. Anther issue I forgot to take into consideration is the selection of pretty rocks for the top edge of the pond are also under the snow, so I did not do a lot of rock-work.

Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-end-of-day-mishap

Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-end-of-day-mishap

 

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Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-another-fossil-rock-detail

 

Actually I don’t know if those are fossils or what. It’ll be fun to sit in the greenhouse and ponder what went of fifty million years ago out in the backyard.

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Second-layer-concrete-around-Pond-window-steps-update

 

Welp, I gotta get ready for whatever this day brings. I don’t figure I can work in this snow so I’ll have to go through the same feelings of guilt I went through yesterday morning and call in saying, “This is just too much snow for me.”

Brian the Rock Rodgers

 

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