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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Also showing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Chickadee
  5. Pure coral rock, looks like I will have to replace some sections of the sidewalk.
  6. House seats on what is call the Biscayne Aquifer in Miami/ Dade County. You can find shallow water in most of the city and suburbs. Water is suitable for irrigation and that’s what I drilled the well for many years ago. You can go deeper for better quality. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscayne_Aquifer
  7. Sprinkler system water well had to be capped. Miami seats in a natural aquifer system, I had well water about 13’. I would not have much St. Agustin grass or lawn to irrigate anymore
  8. Smaller trench for water pipe. Plumber relocating and making connections
  9. Finally!, turning Wrenches to the right will begin soon
  10. My man came on to finish the car. A throughout washing to remove compound residues followed by a swirl remover for black paint and a fresh coat of wax. When you slide your hands through the surface, it feels like “ las nalgas de un bebito”
  11. Tropicaire drive in doubles as flea market on weekends circa early 70’s Miami, Fl.
  12. Here is Waldo and his family