|Here comes the first batch!|
|Linden tree seeds- some are now embedded.|
|The very last bit of concrete. We had just enough!|
|My Dad "floating" the concrete.|
|Matt workin' the power trowel. Not bad for his 1st time.|
I am humbled. I must say, I didn't think it would be that hard to put down a 2" layer of concrete on the plywood main floor. Neither did Matt. We thought it would be 3 hours, max. Well, after a 12 hour day of placing and trowelling concrete, I have a much deeper appreciation of this trade. What a day. Am I ever sore. How do people do this for a living?
Thank goodness we had an extra helpful concrete truck operator who gave us many suggestions and even got in there and showed us how to float, trowel and do stuff. Yay to Rob from Lafarge Concrete!
And a big thanks to my neighbour Ralph, who lives on 103 Avenue that stopped by and provided us further helpful hints as well as a manganese trowel- the proper kind to use when the concrete is still wet. Wow, if it wasn't for kind, intelligent and very helpful people, I think I would be cryin' right now. It really turned out far better with all of the assistance and advice we had from strangers.
Last but not least, we had help from Laura-Lee, my Dad and brother Aly- all who made it easier with moving wheel barrows of concrete around, raking the wet stuff into place and trying their hand with the float tool.
It was a hot day & windy day. Note to self: never pour concrete on hot and windy days, especially near trees that are dropping their leaves!