Friday, 5 August 2016

07:56 – Barbara is pretty much recovered from surgery, although I’m insisting that she take it easy until she’s back to 100%.

One of the two companies we contacted to get quotes about putting down concrete on our driveway delivered their quote while they were out here measuring on Tuesday. The second had measured last week and the guy stopped by Wednesday afternoon to deliver his quote. I liked both the guys, who seemed honest and competent. One company came in $4,000+ higher than the other, mainly because the first company quoted on putting in rebar on 3-foot centers. The second company said they didn’t recommend rebar because it was very costly and wasn’t needed. In the words of that guy, rebar doesn’t stop the concrete from cracking. All it does is hold the pieces together. That guy plans to use a lot of fiberglass fiber in the mix. It’s not like we’re going to have a lot of heavy trucks parking in our driveway. Barbara and I decided on the lower quote and told the guy to get us on his schedule.

We got a fair amount done yesterday on kit work. I spent much of the day creating POs for components we’re running short of. While I was doing orders for kit stuff, I also put in a couple orders for prepping stuff. I noticed that Costco was back in stock on their canned chicken, so I ordered two cases of the 12.5-ounce cans. I also put in a Walmart on-line order for another 26-pound bucket of Augason brown rice, a test #10 can of Augason potato shreds, two dozen wide-mouth quart Mason jars, and a Lodge 8 Quart Cast Iron Deep Camp Dutch Oven with a Lodge Lid Lifter.