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Jul
20
2010

Reset

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After a snag, a redesign, and a reset... it's time to show off the first blocks again.  The new design is a straight wall with the stairs coming up from the front rather than curving in from the side.  It won't be as visually attractive, but it will be enormously better than what was there.  The first blocks were set today, and now that the design is final (I hope), it should go quickly.  I can't wait to see the finished product, and have full use of the driveway / garage again.

First blocks of new retaining wall

and here is the original shot for comparison

the old retaining wall

Retaining wall first blocks progress

 

 
Jul
15
2010

First Blocks

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Well it's been a couple of weeks of digging, and grading, and more digging, and dumpsters full of clean fill, but today the first blocks for the new wall are being laid.  Here is a shot from the same view as the original.  It's a big difference.  I hope it all looks good in the end.  I love seeing progress rather than just demolition.

First blocks of new retaining wall

and here is the original shot for comparison

the old retaining  wall

 

Can't wait to post some more progress pics.

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Jun
25
2010

Wall - Day 4 Progress

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After 4 days of demolition, the wall is gone.  The stairs should go today, then hopefully there can be some building next week.  I think that old wall surprised everyone with how sturdy it really was.

 

Wall - Day 4

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Jun
22
2010

And So It Begins

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Big project at home.  Big enough that I am not even attempting to tackle it myself.  We are having the retaining wall and driveway redone.  The work started yesterday, and of course, right from day one there were surprises.  The old wall just does not want to come down.  But progress was made.  Here is a before picture, and where we are after day one.

old retaining wall

retaining  wall progress

I should have some better pictures along the way.  Hopefully the project doesn't take too long though.  I would like to be able to park in my driveway again soon.

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Jun
15
2010

Guptill's June Cruise-In

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Last night was the first Cruise-In at Guptill's in Latham. The weather was iffy all day, but it seemed to have cleared up in time, so we packed up the roadster and headed over. Of course the weather didn't cooperate 100%, there were a couple of passing showers, but there was still a good turn out, and we had a great time. Met some other roadster owners / builders, but they didn't have their cars with them because of the rain. Of course we took a lot of pictures. There are 175 or so pictures that I have uploaded to the gallery. Here is a little collage of some of them. Click the collage to go directly to the album in the gallery, or just click the Guptill's Cruise-in link.
Guptills_06-14

I am made a slideshow of the pictures,a nd uploaded it to youtube. I'll embed the slideshow here for your viewing also.

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