More excitingly on site, John and Ethan finished connecting the bond beam cord to the column rebar and around the top of the building. Once the bond beam formwork is made, we will be ready to pour concrete inside, wait two days for it to cure, and then let the carpenters fly. Mercedes and Giorie finished off the foundation for the bathroom and pantry walls, and also started setting in 15-cm rebar standoffs all around the bond beam cord to keep the formwork inline.
James has been hard at work (as he has been for over fifty days now) and finished the fourth and final truss today, the cows delicately stepped over them at sunset to reach their corral. Mercedes and he leave this Thursday 7/29 for Iguaçu Falls. To the right is James with Jico, the head lumberjack, with his finished trusses.
And just at sunset, the ConstruMax truck arrived with more sand, gravel, cement, sikal, aaand toilets, tiles, and plumbing fixtures! We still have to cover the bricks with a mortar-like coating and do the floor, but Ethan couldn’t resist outfitting the bathroom any longer.