So Saturday morning, I go into the basement and peer into the walkout that goes out to the backyard and I’m thinking that I need to make a hole when the forecast calls for one to three inches of snow later that day.Â Well, luckily it was an easy repair but what made me decide suddenly to work out there where I haven’t even given it much thought in the past six months is beyond me.
Long story short, the foundation, or lack thereof, meant that the base of the walkout was essentially resting on the ground and, over the years, the wood had rotted.Â So, using some pressure treated wood, some cement board, and a mixture of cement, I built up a new foundation that will most certainly stop further damage and keep moisture, critters, etc. out of the basement.
One of these days, I need to get some photos posted here of the work that we’ve done.Â There is still much to do but we are getting closer and closer to a final product.Â We were suppose to have a mud-and-tape guy come on Friday afternoon to look over the job and quote us a price but he either forgot the appointment or was held up for some other reason.Â Whatever the reason, our general contractor will look into it and hopefully resolve the situation early this week.
The first Red Sox spring training game is scheduled for THursday against Minnesota!Â Makes you forget for a moment that the temperature is only 4 degrees outside (without accounting for wind chill).Â At least one writer from Fox Sports, Dayn Perry,Â has Boston winning the East this year, and why not?Â Even with Damon off to the Yanks, Boston still has a potent offensive, the defense is much improved in the infield, and both the starting rotation and bullpen look solid.Â They’re even a little younger, which never hurts over a long season, eh?