So today is Day Two of footings construction. Vic arrived during morning coffee, causing Red and I to scurry. I threw on some street clothes -- thinking I'd just briefly be outside to greet Vic and get him set up. 90 minutes later I gimped back into the house, my fingers and toes little pink blocks of ice. I should have known better.
I did learn how to use a plastic tube -- like a garden hose type of tube -- with water in it as a level... and I learned about double headed nails... so there's that. Twice during the 90 minutes he threw out the old familiar phrase, "oh yah, I have a tool in the van for that." And he did.
He says he'll have the 4 footings against the house poured today, and he hopes to dig out the remaining 3 holes down to their necessary depth.