Pumping Concrete

Our week in review:

Thursday, 5/19: Tommy’s dad – The Captain – arrived early Thursday morning.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Friday, 5/20: Logix courses set and ready for concrete.


Monday, 5/23: We picked up 100 square feet of slate from a storage unit in Chestertown – thanks to Craigslist. I tried to talk him even lower than his asking price, but we still walked away with a great deal.

May 24, 2016 – Pumping concrete into the walls
The other Captain

Tuesday, 5/24: Cement trucks showed up at 8:07; Durand was here by 8:15 to check on their work. He was convinced Tommy’s dad’s name was “Mr. Mike” – we have no idea why.

Wednesday, 5/25: Bought ice cream sandwiches for the men working; got home too late to get to the site before they left; ate the ice cream sandwiches.

They will start plumbing and hopefully pour the basement floor next week. Thanks for following!

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Light Fixtures


Durand asked us where we were going, and our response was all too familiar to anyone who frequently shops on Craigslist: “We’re going to a parking lot to meet a lady and buy some lights from her.” I guess there are worse things you could buy in a parking lot.

For $25, I brought home four onyx mosaic light fixtures, including a chandelier, a semi-flush mount, and two pendants.

I figured out how to shorten the wires of the chandelier, and we plan to hang it in the master bedroom. I found a similar chandelier online for $484.91:


I have been considering a ceiling lamp from Ikea for $29.99, so when I found not one, but four lights for less than the price of this one, I knew I had to go for it.


I’m still not quite sure where I will put the pendants. I was thinking about possibly hanging them in the laundry room if I don’t come up with another idea.


Or maybe I’ll just let Durand keep them.

Featured image from: Ikea – purchase the exact fixture here!