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  1. Concrete pumper and first out of 3 mixers arriving
  2. I’m not finished yet and seen a young Iguana 🦎 visiting the site along with some 🐈 and a 🐕 that went to the bathroom on the bare soil! No 🐅 thought
  3. Even the building inspector was surprised but they are always updating codes due to hurricanes. Like I said this was an overkill of a project. The whole footing Took 25 yards of 3,000 lbs concrete and the tie-beam and columns fill took another 10 yards. The inspector called the “Fortaleza” (The Fortress) when he visited for 2 nd inspection.
  4. The larger backhoe operator missed couple of inches wide along the would be the retaining wall trench. The rebar installers could not seat the rebar with the proper plans dimensions so a mini excavator had to be summoned to scrape one of the sides. Two broken bucket tooth were damaged due to stubborn coral rock. So we begin the never ending story.
  5. Both beautiful, the hill country and the Cord
  6. Sidewalk is 4” poured and so far no cracks on light vehicle traffic, I don’t think I would have a problem since trailer and RV are not used in a daily basis. In the future if it gets damaged, a 6” replacement would be on order. No pilings needed here, pure coral rock.
  7. Glad I’m exercising some gray matter with this post.. those terms seems that I’m involved in some type of contraband, but all of above comments are somewhat true. When I called the first inspection the county building inspector asked me what I was doing, I told him I was tying the 1969 home to an fortified wall In case of hurricane. He gave me a weird look but told him I was joking but structural plans called for a 40” wide by 28” deep footing which I thought it was an overkill for a 6’ high wall. He shook his head and told me that I was good and signed the inspection. I later told him that I did not have a yard since the swimming pool took the whole backyard and I wanted patio space and wanted to take full advantage of my property. Then I invited him to the first BBQ on my new yard when finished. He left smiling. The funny part is that plans also called for a 12’ gate that they already approved. Glad that he did no’s ask what was the gate for. Never though of a handicap parking but it wouldn’t have work anyways since a 4 step stairway was also called for to access the pool area. Got of think of something else.
  8. Went to school at then Schriner Institute in Kerrville, 1973. Plenty of water at nearby Nimitz lake in Ingram. Beautiful country lots of German tradition.
  9. Also showing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Chickadee