Can you build your arena early? Sure, we will get things ready. There is an opening in builders schedule. Great. Is the foundation done yet? Hurry up. Check the site. Wait. Check the site. Wait longer. Another person checks the site. Building might start at the end of the week. Check the site. We are on hold. More people check the site. Sorry, still working on another project. Drop off materials. So, next week? Check the site. Maybe, the week after the next week? Problems with other project, we are starting on your arena tomorrow. Yaaay!! Work on the arena begins. Ohhhh, the joyful ebb and flow of building!
We got two more loads of fill delivered last week. Apparently 1299 ton wasn't enough. Over the weekend, Brad spread and leveled them and also removed a couple more trees for better access. One of the oaks came out easily with nice roots, so he transplanted it. It will most likely not make it, but it doesn't hurt to try.
day couple hours the builders were here was pretty anti-climatic. Maybe that was part of the plan, it was rainy off/on.
two looong side walls are built in sections, ready to go up
side wall rectangle windows are framed
We will have 5 windows on one long side of the arena & 4 on the other (because of service door) up about 9' high. We hope it will help brighten our arena, along with an enclosed ceiling and LED lights.
Exact placement of the south wall windows we added after the fact is TBD. I have some concern with the potential horse kick and/or a human hitting one. We better decide quick, maybe with grates or ??
my building trade guy
Brad measures everything as he explains window sizes and placement. I am used to it, but still find it funny. I just smile and nod. He is so excited about the arena (me too)!!
I am frequently saying "get out of my shot" and THIS is what I get!!
I told Brad I was absolutely posting this photo.
See what I have to put up with!!
plans for day three include ripping the overhang off the back of the barn
(so they can attached the arena) and standing the side walls up
I am going to try to catch them in action with my good camera!