Auxiliary closet: starting the fixed shelves
Auxiliary closet: starting the adjustable shelves and hanging space
Auxiliary closet: adjustable shelves and hanging space, done!
Auxiliary closet: fixed shelves, done!
Master closet: with hanging space's vertical support trimmed for more access to shoe shelves
Stretch's solution to making the attic fan look better, Part 1: permanent trim frame
Stretch's solution to making the attic fan look better, Part 2. This panel will bolt to the ceiling frame during the winter, with foam insulation at its edges to make a seal. Covering from underneath really beats climbing into the attic to lay insulation batting on top of the fan frame.
Hooray -- it's FINALLY dry enough for the pavers to be moved near the patio! Rough gravel has been spread for the first part of the foundation.
Digging for the step risers by the master bedroom
Fine gravel for the next level of the patio foundation
How many tons is that?
The Bobcat goes to work
Gravel delivery was several hours late, and shadows are getting long. Jeff and staff hustle to make the most of remaining daylight.
Jeff drops each shovelful gradually to save spreading-by-hand labor
Starting up the motorized compactor -- one of a couple of cool patio-building tools
The Wacker packs each layer of gravel (much of which is fine enough to be sand)
Jeff distributes gravel for the next compactor pass
Smooth/packed at the edges, working toward the center
Sample pavers. From left: Atlantis Sandalwood, Atlantis Shale Grey, Atlantis Sandalwood and Antika Shale Grey. The trapezoidal blocks they're sitting on are for step risers, and incorporate both colors.
Spreading the last of the gravel load. A bit more will be needed to complete and level the foundation.
Jeff does some quick smoothing and grading while the Bobcat is available
Henry came along to help his Dad today. His job was gathering up small rocks, for which he earned a cheeseburger.