Friday, January 8, 2016

Today was the day!

We have been watching the weather for weeks to get this kiln pad poured. When it was warm, it was raining. When it was sunny, it was too cold. Today we had a small window of opportunity to get the job done. It will be above freezing for a few days. The rain was light, more like a heavy mist. The temperature hovered around 50 degrees.

Jeff's brother came to assist. Which meant that my job was to take photos and provide a hot, warm lunch when the job was done.

The truck driver was great, and also lent a hand.

The kiln shed comes next. The building of the kiln should go quickly after that. I don't even want to add up the cost of just the prep work and shed. It's a good thing we have all the bricks we need for the rebuild. I can't even imagine what the cost is today to build a brand new gas kiln.


  1. Happy New Year! Glad that you were able to get the concrete down, it must be a real challenge in your part of the world in the winter months.

  2. Congratulations! That is a huge step forward!

  3. It's great to see your progress. A break from the rain would be lovely.

  4. looks like a wonderfully smooth surface with that bull float, rain is no problem unless it's freezing, looking good.

  5. That is one handsome slab! It takes some talent and experience to use a float that well!

  6. Looks great. I know you guys are super stoked. Maybe I can swing by in March and see how things are going.


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