Concrete Pour, #1

Howdy, y’all!

I don’t know if you noticed from pictures this summer, but Joseph’s driveway was badly cracked. It needed to be torn out and replaced. So, while we were on our trip, he hired someone to break up the concrete and haul it off.

Joseph’s first house project upon returning from our trip was to prepare the driveway for the concrete and then have it poured. Today dawned overcast and chilly–the day for Pour #1.

A little after ten, the concrete truck pulled up to J’s house. The Geiger driver said he had been a driver for a pour at our house several years ago. Those pours bring back memories! True to tradition, we gave him a plate of chocolate chip cookies, and he was delighted!

Although the temperature indicated the lower 40’s, the breeze made it feel like the lower 30’s (at least to the one holding the camera). Brrr! However, the guys worked hard, so they warmed up quickly. They each had a job to do and efficiently did it. Tomorrow, the other half of the driveway will be poured.

Our hearts go out to those who are experiencing Hurricane Sandy. We are praying for those affected and will continue to do so. Please join us in praying!


Friday, I stopped over at Joesph’s house and grabbed some prep pictures. He tied many pieces of rebar into the forms.
John used a loader to move gravel around.

Now for pictures from this morning.

“Prepare thy work without,
and make it fit for thyself in the field;
and afterwards build thine house.”
Proverbs 24:27 



7 thoughts on “Concrete Pour, #1”

  1. Looks like they’re all working very hard! Thanks for this update on Joseph’s house, and praying the remainder of the work to be done on it will go smoothly. 🙂 ~ Also praying for all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. May they stay safe and have the food and supplies they need.
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  2. Yes. Am praying for those in the path of the tropical storm!

    This post brings back a memory. About 7 years ago when we lived in our
    other house, we were having cement poured on our rocky driveway. It was interesting to watch, but the funny part was as we looked out the window to see them do the job, our dog right beside me was watching too. She noticed that strangers were doing something on our property and she growled and barked through the process!

    Have a good day. Rebecca

  3. progress in the making! 🙂 Thanks for praying for those affected by Sandy. My family all lives in NJ and they all were affected by the storm, but thankfully are safe & sound altho w/o power. God has answered our prayers.

  4. Looks great. My guys will be learning to do concrete work in the near future as we finish up our barn and then tear down our garage in order to build a new one (because the concrete cracked and is gradually seperating). I use that verse often with my boys, 16 and 20, as steps for their lives. Educating themselves and learning skills that will be useful to provide for their future families is the first step. Establishing themselves in a career and saving a much money as possible is step two. Then there is the waiting on the Lord’s direction in establishing a home. What a blessing that your brothers have been able to do just that.

  5. What a great portrait of how families should operate–by God’s design–helping each other and working together!

  6. House photos!! Almost as good as kiddo photos!! I am so glad ya’ll are home and getting back into the groove. It looks as if Joseph is coming right along with his house, and I am sure it will be complete in no time.

    In Christ,


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