Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Great Escape

Tigger II is also checking out the dirt pile.

The cat spent the day in the house.  Now that he is out, he is checking out what they were doing under the house all day.

It won't be long and I will have to be building a gang plank.  That first step can be a little tricky.

 Watch that first step Sandi!

I was really curious as to how they got the beam under the house.  It couldn't be easier as it turns out.  Grab the beam in the middle with the Bobcat, and just walk it to the roller sitting on top of the crib. It gets pushed in by hand and adjusted along the way with a hammer to keep it on track.

Dale is the man running that Bobcat. Granted, it's what he does for a living, but nontheless, it is still impressive to watch someone who is that in touch with his machine.  Here he is unloading the 2nd beam that will go under the house.

When I got home from work, they were almost done digging out the other side and were preparing to put the cribbing in for the beams.  Rain is foretasted for tomorrow and they wanted to get everything in place to keep the house safe.

This is a picture that has never been seen before at my house in its 100 year + history. People are standing under the floor joists.

Today was another busy day. I came home at lunch to find half of our basement wall missing as well as half of the basement dug out. This picture is of the brick part o the basement wall. I was surprised to see a double brick foundation wall. I'm guessing it was the origional foundation wall.

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