More time and more progress! The house concrete work for the new Sundancer is now complete. This entailed large footings on either side of the surviving basement. On the east, (sunrise) side, we now have the completed slab which will be turned into one of the two lower bedrooms and bathrooms for that bedroom and another for the second bedroom which will be housed in the former basement. On the west side, we have added a second cistern and above that will be a third complex containing the utilities, laundry room and a larger, private storage and work area. By Island standards, completing this work in 2 1/2 months qualifies for miraculous! 58 yards of concrete!
As I write this (Sunday morning) I am preparing to meet the excavator who will complete the back fill all around these new structures.
This will pave the way for arrival of the SIPs which were delivered to the port on Thursday and are aboard a ship and scheduled to arrive here on St. John on Wednesday. While we originally thought they would fit on one 40’ rack container, in fact they ended up on one 40’ rack and a second 20’ rack. We have arranged to truck them to a yard where they will be off loaded and we will begin to move them to Sundancer for installation. Hooray!
There will be a lot more excavation and concrete work beginning soon as a new retaining wall will be built along the driveway as well as the new concrete pool. Plenty more to come!