During my first 55 years living in the city, working in an office, raising two hockey playing sons and one karate daughter, I had very little requirement for the knowledge or strength required for cement making. I had lots of talent for booking flights to Jakarta and baking chocolate chip banana cookies but very little experience in pouring concrete.
E spent his time before he lived here running drills on the ice and putting numbers in columns.
The plan was to get an early start on today’s project to be finished before the heat of the day. I am useless in the heat of the day…
E and I were going to pour concrete for the twelve footings we might need if we should ever decide to build a bunkie. Everything was set up and ready to go last night,
We started at 7:30. Later than expected, but a city girl, living off grid still has to drink her coffee.
We started with six bags of cement and a left over pile of navvy jack from the house reno. Our neighbours lent us their cement mixer. We finished with still extra navvy jack and two bags of cement. There is always a use for these items on the island and they will not go to waste.
3.5 hours later, we were finished and everything was tidied and put away..
Not bad for a city girl and an accountant