The Second Pour

September 9th, 2020

The second pour happened on the day the sky turned red. That ominous hue was the same color as the gulf of wildfire eating the horizon, consuming thousands of acres of land to the North and West. On this historic day, people reported an eerie feeling of eternal night, a post apocalyptic sense of having been abandoned by the sun itself.

That historically strange day was also a flurry of activity at the house as the cement truck came rumbling up to park once again in front of the house for our second pouring of the walls and parts of the floor in the basement. Workers were literally running around back and forth and from one side of the house to the other in preparation to start pumping a fountain of viscous cement.

One interesting thing I noticed before the actual pour was that workers were banging on the pipes quite forcefully. I asked them why and was told that sections of the pipe were clogged and they needed to break up and loosen those areas inside the pipe where dried concrete would hinder the flow of fresh cement. I enjoyed watching the kinetic action on this day and the sense of progress, of getting closer by increments, to the completion of this exciting, new space was heartening.


The Permit
March 13th, 2020
The Complaint
March 26th, 2020
The Cave
April 14th, 2020
The Supports
May 1st, 2020
The Rebar
May 21st, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 1
June 7th, 2020
First Inspection
June 29th, 2020
The First Pour
July 3rd, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 2
July 12th, 2020
The Bamboo (fun video)
July 22nd, 2020
Second Inspection
August 15th, 2020
The Second Pour
September 9th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 3
October 10th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 4
October 11th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 5
October 17th, 2020
Video Tour
October 18th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 6
October 18th, 2020
More Rebar
October 23rd, 2020
The Staircase
October 29th, 2020
The Steel
December 21st, 2020
Final Pour!
March 13th, 2021
Second Entrance
June 15th, 2021
Bathroom/Wet Room
July 15th, 2021
Rain DeGrey and Shay
August 7th, 2021