It’s time to bust out the big guns.
Want a sneak peek at what’s going on at our flip at this very moment? Check it out:
Oh yeah, that’s right – it’s my brother-in-law on a ProTrac. [A ProTrac is like a skid loader that you stand on – and a skid loader is a piece of equipment that you can attach different types of tools to, like buckets, augers, trenchers, etc. – don’t worry, I didn’t know either until yesterday.]
And what is he doing on that crazy piece of equipment, you might ask? Well, he’s going to move this:
over here, to raise the ground level after we removed the original pool decking:
He started leveling things out yesterday by hand, and after about 4 hours of constant work it looked like this:
[Are you oohing and aahing over the pool? Wait til you see what it used to look like!! Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in on what’s been going on with the pool a little later.]
Clearly it was time to part with the $160 it would cost to rent a ProTrac – using the machine will speed this process up by about 4 days. Talk about a worthwhile investment!!
Wanna see how that big pile of fill dirt wound up in the driveway? If you were following my Tweets, you know it was no easy feat!! Here are the pics, thanks to my hubby’s quick work with his camera phone:
Maneuvering that dump truck down the alley and around all the power lines and the dumpsters was apparently a total nail-biter. And they had to do it twice!! Luckily there was no big disaster (although the hubby said he hid in the garage during the power line scare . . . I should hope so!!).
Now you’re up to speed on today’s activities over at the flip – things are moving so fast and looking awesome, so hopefully it will be on the market in no time!
What’s the biggest piece of equipment you’ve ever used? For me, it’s a drill – what about you? A table saw? A jack hammer? Maybe you’ve conquered the ProTrac!
Be sure to swing by DIY Day over at A Soft Place to Land – you’re sure to find some fab DIY projects to either admire or attempt yourself!