Another process and person I didn’t get any pictures of was of our plumber, Greg, doing all the work necessary for all our new plumbing. He did a lot of work I don’t fully understand or appreciate, but was so necessary. Thanks, Greg!
I also missed the day when the concrete company filled in the basement floor and when they backfilled the dirt around the basement walls. But here is what it looked like after they were done.
In the picture above you can see where large squares of cement were left out of the top of the basement wall. This is where the metal “I” beam will need to go through to move the house back onto it’s new foundation.
Before we could get the house moved back onto the basement we had to find a framer who would put in the interior basement walls which had to match up exactly with the interior load bearing house walls. This proved to be a little bit of a problem because once we explained what we were looking for to contractors, they backed away from the job. They didn’t want the liability that things wouldn’t match up perfectly. But we finally prevailed and found a guy who did an excellent job. Not only were we now ready for the house to be moved back, but we could also let our puppy, Latte, run free on our farm for the first time and he loved it!
So here’s a few cute pictures of him, not at the farm, but at our city house.
And of course after all that running he certainly felt worthy of resting on our lounge chair in the backyard.