installing the stairs – the prequel – second part

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The weekend after we’d finished our preparations for the stairs we jumped right back into construction site work to build the two foundations with concrete. At the moment the level of the garden lies below the final one, so we needed to work with hollow bricks (you could also work with a cast and fill it with concrete but we thought it would be easier to work with those prefab bricks.)
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It was a beautiful and sunny day and my brother Schorsch and his girlfriend Tinka gave us a hand mixing the concrete. Luckily, we had a huge concrete mixer on the construction site. It holds about 5 or 6 wheelbarrows of concrete, so it was done pretty fast (“fast” in renovation-language means under 5 hours!).
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I’m glad Martin is in charge when it comes to all the neat and precise things… I’m just a little to sloppy (and with no patience) about things like that!

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If the weather is good we’ll be mounting the stairs next weekend. Keep my fingers crossed it’s going to be a great weekend!

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