We have a floor!

This past Friday we got basement floors!  The kids and I headed out to the house to watch since Kelsey told us it was pretty neat to watch.

The kids didn't think it was near as much fun as exploring and climbing the dirt piles, so they did that while I watched and took pictures.

Cement started flowing in the northeast corner and there was NO turning back!

Jeremy helped...:)
He really did get those big ol' boots dirty and broke a sweat!  Kind of neat to think that when the house is finished, his hard labor made part of it happen....how many people can say that?
Lots of raking and direction giving to the cement boom operator.  It was pretty neat because he had this little remote control box that he used to move the cement from the truck to the basement and then navigate the boom over the floor.  Kelsey and Brett did a great job of giving him direction and making sure that things didn't move too fast or too slow.
After each truck was finished {there were 3} they would have to vibrate the cement to get it smooth.
Here's the boom.  It was so tall that Janis said she could see it from their house.  It must have intrigued them, cause the showed up about 20 minutes before they were done.  I was actually standing quite far away in the photo below...the old homestead for those of you who have been there...and still couldn't get the entire thing in the frame!
Below is one of my favorite pictures from the day.
And here's the final product! No sooner was the last piece of concrete poured and it started to rain!
I couldn't help but ask Kelsey about the rain and how much was too much....and what happens it if rains too much....and he politely tried to put me off and then I asked, "Should I just not worry about it."  He replied, "That would be great!"  HA!

The basement sort of looks like a jigsaw puzzle right now....don't you think?

Tomorrow it is basement walls and then after that framing the basement!  I hope that by the end of the month we are seeing some "above" ground progress. :)


Melissa said...

Oh my goodness...I can't believe how much progress has been made since we were out there last. I can't wait to see it next time we are up. Looking great so far!

Melanie said...

How exciting!! The progress is so much fun to see!