Because of the rain we’ve worked on the pool for maybe three days total of real physical labor. The rest of the work has been behind the scenes planning lights, getting bids, pricing materials and equipment. In the process I think we’ve been able to hone in on what we do and don’t like but […]
Mike built the forms and poured the concrete himself. He mixed it in our 2-bag mixer while the twins were sleeping and I was chauffeuring our older two girls around. At one point the dog got loose and did a number on the forms and concrete and now we have a few waves. I also […]
Here’s some pics of us leveling the area with sand and then putting in the rebar for the concrete slab before we poured the concrete. We also put dobie’s down under the rebar but I didn’t take any pictures. As you can see we didn’t really have to build forms for this because the walls […]
Have you ever noticed that when you’re relaxed and and not working or thinking on a project you will magically come up with the answer to something that was concerning you? As a project pusher it’s a hard pill for me to swallow that at times we have to stop, take a break and relax […]
Before we could begin coping the bondbeam had to be waterproofed. We used a product called Super Blockade by Merlex – it was recommended by the coping manufacturer. I put two coats on. It mixes up like thinset. The first coat I used a 6″ wide coarse nylon brush and the second coat I used […]
Because everyone has done one. Ikea has a few timeless products that get hacked over and over and I hope they never phase them out. One of which was Tarva – those are gone but another is the Billy. It seems that every diy site has a Billy hack somewhere and ours isn’t anything special […]
A couple of days ago Mike and I became the proud owners of another flashy, yellow check off card and a big white permit sign! We are now starting the process of building our own pool. This time with maybe just a little less hands on. Mike really wanted to dig the hole himself…but when […]
DIY add stretch lace to your bikini bottoms using what you already have.