Monday, June 21, 2010

Cement

Bright and early this morning our "cement man" and his crew arrived to prep and pour the floor for our new barn. We needed 2 of these truckloads to fill it completely!


There were 3 guys pushing and pulling and 2 guys dumping the wheelbarrows of cement.


It was amazing to watch how they had control of this stuff that would soon harden and not be able to move anywhere. The head guy used his large board to smooth it out....like he was frosting a cake!
We put a shiny new 2010 penny in the cement around the corner from each of the 3 doors. If all of the grandkids had been here at the same time, we would have had 8 sets of handprints also!



In 1980 when we had our sidewalk and apron to the garage poured hubby put a penny there also....our kids were 10, 7 and 1. It looks like the Statue of Liberty now, but it is still there!







10 comments:

Terry said...

I never heard of putting a penny in the concrete! What a cool idea! :0)

Laurie said...

Our children put their hand prints in any concrete we put down with the date was agreat memorey for us, but not sure how the new owners of our old home think about them, but guess it is easy enough to skim over them.
hugs Laurie

Tammy said...

what a great idea, wish i would have thought to do this when we built our garage/shop.

Jennifer said...

That's a great idea, I must keep it in mind!

Miss 376 said...

lol, my boys would have thought of ways of retrieving the penny! When the boys were little, I did some sponging on the walls and put their handprints going up the stairs. You had to look closely to see them in the paint effect. Wonder if the new owners ever saw them

PunkiePie said...

Oh. I love that idea of the penny! I will have to remember that for the next time we have concrete poured at the house.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Love the penny idea. how cute!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great way to remember when you built the barn. :) blessings, marlene

Stephanie said...

What a great idea placing a penny.

AmyK said...

You know I love the idea...better yet I should have come over bright and early showered and make up on for "the cement men"...LOL ahhh..what a great idea hiring young construction workers... :-)