The landscapers took charge of our block for a week. The only evidence of their presence from my far away vantage point was a hefty invoice. So I sent out an S.O.S. to my Mandurah friends: “Do we really have a pool?”
The resounding reply was “Yes!”
Let me draw attention to the features:
- Things sticking out of the wall (for lights, we hope)
- Built-in ice bucket!
I don’t think it’s too early to “bags my spot”. I’ve never been good at art, but just so it is on record, my spot is marked by the green arrow:
Thanks to my lovely friends and Brian, site-supervisor extraordinaire, for the photos:
The pool was whipped up in a matter of days and the site was handed back to the builders.
- Set up scaffold over the pool (for safety) and along the retaining wall.
- Fill the retaining wall cavities.
- While the concrete is curing, waterproof the back of the walls.
- Backfill the site.
- Prepare the house pad for the slab.
I am eagerly waiting for the site supervisor’s next report, any day now, confirming that these tasks have been done.
In other minor news, I have subscribed to Nearmap for one year. Nearmap is a provider of aerial photographs. Initially I was put off by the high price of $200 per year, when the Mandurah area was only scheduled for 4 updates in the next 12 months. So I let it go. My hesitation paid off and a half-price offer appeared in my inbox. $100 for one year. Still expensive photos at $25 a pop, but you know how I like my photos…..
The most recent photo was taken on July 18th when work on our retaining wall footings had just begun:
It has been fun to check out the block over time (Nearmap pictures for our area date back to 2009) and to see some of our previous homes.
Are pictures of piles of sand and curing concrete not your thing? Don’t worry, I’ll be philosophising about home cellars, libraries, rugs and spaceship lighting again soon. Maybe one of those topics is up your alley?