Dumped in my driveway were two very large dump trailers-full of
masonry and dirt. The debris came from a portion of
building that was tore down in town.
Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all
were solid brick with the exception of about 100 figure 8
The columns were finished and since there were leftover reject
cuts, they were used along with some broken stone that came a
couple of days ago from a mason looking to dump some debris.
After first topping off the wall with a rowlock course, the
need to not waste the leftover mortar and brick parts kept this
going. The cat on the wall is fishing in the wrong pond.
The photo below is the rough side of the wall.
Since the pieces
shown on this small wing-wall were cut from full brick which were
originally cut to be used in the column in the
background (and are leftovers).
wing-wall portion of the wall was planned out beforehand, the cuts used
here would have been custom cut. Cat is facing the other way.
There's still about 6feet of brick to the right but the camera
couldn't get it all in the frame.
There was a different purpose for that small nook area on the left...I
can't remember what that idea was.
Anyway, the kitchen area is a little more bearable now
This is the area back by the renewable energy battery
bank. It's not a visited area. The great thing
about solar and wind generated power, which is what runs everything in
this garage, is that there is so little maintenance to keep your own
power plant going. There are 16 cameras, a DVR, a Server
(you're in my computer if you're reading this), all the lights and
monitors and fans and a slew of other stuff that runs free in
here. If I were married with children this probably
never would have become a reality (the whole solar/battery power thing
probably would have been consumed time with the family).
This is what the brick looks like on the floor dry.
This is what the brick floor looks like wet
(after a shower).
Stone was found !!! About some time last year, my neighbor
the north had given me some really great flat large pieces of what
might be cut granite (or unpolished marble??). When it was
given I simply tucked it around an apple tree to curtail
weeds. The tree was planted last
year (brought to you by my friend Vickie) and It was a worry that the
other growth would choke off the nutrients needed for the
tree. I'd say there's
enough stone out there to cap-off the entirety of the wall (and finish
seat-top in the shower, which is the first intent).
Stay Tuned, Page 9 Coming soon, Cats and God-willing.
p.s. Also considered are the notion that maybe covering the
entire floor in here would totally eliminate the need for any weep
holes at all!!! Raising the height of the floor would make
driveway water a thing of the ugly past....oooga.
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