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The basement walls of my new house are starting to take shape!

After the footers had been poured, and the ground leveled, Russell and the crew started putting up the wall panels. These panels are super-strong, and are designed to hold up to the pressure of very heavy wet concrete being poured into them. The crew has set up and pulled down these panels a lot, in the course of working on bridge projects, so they know what they’re doing here.

It appears that the basement walls may be poured on Saturday or Monday. Can you imagine? This house is so much smaller than the houses Allen used to build in the states, and it is so much less involved (the basement, for instance, has no plumbing except a drain in the floor, and the house won’t have central heating or AC) that the work seems to go very quickly – at least to me, the one who isn’t doing any of it. LOL