|The ducks loved the rain|
|Our driveway puddles|
Trying to get close enough to the house without slipping was a challenge and even then my crocs were covered in mud, making my feet rather filthy.
|My view as I walked up the driveway|
|Our back patio|
This is where we normally entertain around our fire pit. We have a bit of cleaning to do before any entertaining happens here!
|Piles of block all around the house|
I love the blue of the new clean block. We are reinforcing the blocks with rebar every 36 inches horizontally and vertically to make sure the strength of the block is not compromised by any sideways movement.
|Pallets of fresh new block decorate our yard|
I never thought that I would enjoy seeing these piles of block stacked around our yard, but they are a sign of progress.
|I don't think they can move the bobcat until the mud dries a little.|
|Window and flood vent openings|
I watched the masons cutting the block and then setting it in place and they are amazingly precise. All the concrete is mixed on site and carried in metal troughs to one of the guys laying block.
|Our flood vents came|
Thanks to the advice of our town zoning administrator, we went with an expensive but very efficient flood vent. This is called a dual purpose vent because it provides an opening for flood waters to ebb and flow by use of an internal float, which lifts with the water, unlatching the vent. In addition, the vents provide ventilation as a bimetal coil fully opens the vent at 75 degrees and fully closes it at 35 degrees. They are marine grade stainless steel and made to withstand harsh environments..
|Our breezeway walls are going up.|
|Just a little mud...|
|She's still standing even with all the mud and puddles|
|My viewpoint this morning...|