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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

{Water Control Project Finished}

Almost doing the happy dance! On January 21, the crew came to pour the concrete. 
Water Control Project Finished!
Of course, such a job could not be handled by husband Pieter...
The big truck arrived and by wheelbarrow the concrete was brought to the spot.
That meant ACTION!
NO cat-supervisors now; they're all hiding as they are scared of strangers...
Thick consistency makes it heavy to handle...
Dumping it onto a wooden board and than spreading it out...
Husband Pieter made them this wooden beam for leveling it; just extending across the aluminum gutter.
They do a great job!
Cake art in the rough...
Smoothing it really well.
Six days later; all dried up and looking very nice!
This is the bay window kitchen area...
Pieter showing how neat they worked around the aluminum gutter. They did an excellent job and understood quite well what Pieter wanted.
The other side of the bay window towards the front porch.
This is from the retainer wall looking towards the front porch.
It did dry out nicely.
Detail of the aluminum gutter and the Scallop Concrete Edger...
When the danger of frost will be gone, those 20 x 20 cm or 8 x 8 inch tiles will be put on!
Will show you later the tiled Patio job.
Do you like it?

Related links:
{Final Preparations for Water Control Project} | previous post by me
{Retainer Wall Extension for Water Control} | previous post by me
{Pipe under Brick Walkway & Trench for Water Control} | previous post by me
{Our New Retainer Wall & Vinyl Picket Fence} | previous post showing you part I of Water Control
{65 Year Old Pine Tree Cut Down} | previouis post showing you preparation of Water Control



48 comments:

  1. i hope it does the trick for you and keeps water out of your rose suite!

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      All those water projects combined will do the trick; I'm very confident!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Lieve Mariette,

    Wat een fantastische oplossing zo!!
    Straks enkel nog de goot schoonhouden van bladeren.
    Het betegelde gedeelte wat aankleden met planten in potten of bakken en het zal er mooi uitzien.

    Lieve groet,
    Ger

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    1. Lieve Ger,
      Ja, we waren er zó blij mee en net op tijd klaar voor de Vorst en afgelopen week weer vorst met natte sneeuw... Precies ja, aankleden met wat potplanten en het kan makkelijk met de slang met water afgespoten worden en ook de goot uitgespoten.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  3. Gosh - those tiles are going to look terrific! No more water in your house that's for sure!
    xo Catherine

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    1. Dearest Catherine,
      This has to work; I am very confident and it gives us peace of mind. Our kitties are less happy but they still have plenty of garden left for romping and rolling. That sand box was temporarily and not for them!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Very nice work!!!! It will look so perfect when it is finished with the tiles.!!!
    And you will be safe from the water!!! Well done!!!
    I wish you a happy new week, dear Mariette!!!
    Hugs!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Oh you bet this will look nice once the tiles are on.
      Enjoy your new week as well!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. It will look nice and tidy.
    Hugs Kay

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      It sure will with the tiles on and it will function well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Dearest Mariette, That looks so nice. Pieter has worked so hard on this project. I know you will enjoy the results from this project. The tile looks great with the house color.
    Blessings, Ginger

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    1. Dearest Ginger,
      Oh my, did Pieter work hard on it! By mid March I guess the tiles will be on, just in time for the nice weather to start.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette,
    isn't it a good feeling to have this project finished? the tiles look very nice and i am looking forward to see them on the floor :O)
    HAve a lovely new week,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Oh sure; that feels great! We too are looking forward to see those tiles on the concrete.
      Wishing you a lovely week ahead as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Thats amazing dear Mariette! Joining you in the happy dance :)

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    1. Dearest Pallavi,
      Such projects being finished really deserve a happy dance!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Deareat mariette,
    I'm very happy for you and Pieter because both of stolong your head with show as in beautiful concentrating on to get done on your house.
    Thank you for helping my space.
    hugs to you and love!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Thank you for being happy for Pieter and me and yes, for so long we have concentrated on getting this done.
      You are always welcome and know that I admire and love you.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Liebe Mariette,

    eine Leistung!
    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Und wie!
      Ja, ich geniesse die gleiche Sonne mit dir.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  11. My dearset Mariette ,your home is safe now ! Very good job nad it will be lovely when it will finished !!
    Have a nice week !

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    1. Dearest Olympia,
      Our home indeed is safe now and it also will get a new look.
      Hugs and happy week to you.
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Lorraine,
      Thank you and above all it will save us from ever having water inside our home....
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dearest Mariette;
    So happy for you to read "Water Control Project Finished"☆☆☆ Cake Art is really beautiful and the tiles' color matches for sure♡♡♡ Now you can feel reassured, my friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Oh my, this was such a joy! Once the tiles are on it will look great and we can indeed rest assured that we never face such water problems again.
      Hugs and love to you.
      Mariette

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  14. Liebe Mariette,
    wow - bei euch geht es ja mit Riesenschritten weiter und weiter zu einem wundervollen Paradies -

    genieße dein schönes Anwesen -

    liebe Grüße - Ruth

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    1. Liebe Ruth,
      Ja, diese sehr schwierige riesigen Schritten können wir jetzt als fertig zeigen, nur noch die Fliessen.
      Danke für deine Wünsche.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  15. Dear Mariette,It will look nice and tidy when its finished!Pietre did a great work!!
    Wish you a lovely week!!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Once the tiles are on it no doubt will look very nice. So happy Pieter has managed to do this; except putting the concrete on.
      Hugs and happy week to you!
      Mariette

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  16. What a good job, that looks beautiful!

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    1. Dearest Marianne,
      Great job accomplished indeed and the final part with tiles on will look great.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. Hello Mariette, You were lucky to get such a professional job done on the concrete--even paying a lot of money does not always guarantee good results. I am looking forward to seeing how it all comes out.

    I don't think I have seen a tiled border for a house quite like this, but it makes a lot of sense. It also has an unexpected, old-fashioned quality. Foundation plantings are a more recent invention; in very old photos they are rarely seen.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Oh, the people that did put the concrete on did an excellent job! Indeed we have been lucky with that part. We too love to see the completion with the tiles on.
      Indeed, such a tiled border might be rare but in our case it will work out well. Maybe it adds a bit more of a Mediterranean touch to our home, placing some potting plants on the tiles will add some charm.
      Guess you are right about those foundation plantings.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Oh that's a great job they did! The base work Pieter did and wooden beam must have made it easier for them to work on. It sure dried nicely. I can't wait to see the tiled job! These tiles looks so pretty and I'm sure it will look really lovely when they are all placed!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Thank you and yes, those workers did a fast and excellent job. They worked hard and meticulous too. Guess Pieter had prepped things the right way for them. Now it's waiting for the tiles to be put on and we will get photos of that part as well.
      Happy week to you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  19. What a fine job the workers did! Hopefully this will take care of your water issues. Oh, those beautiful tiles are going to look especially nice once the weathers warms up. It's always satisfying to have a project completed. Wonderful!

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    1. Dearest Julie,
      Oh, those workers indeed did a great job, they did not disappoint us. Guess we are looking forward to the spring weather and to the tiles being put on. Looking forward to see how the water will get handled.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. Liebe Mariette,
    eine tolle Leistung. Es sieht sehr gut aus
    und wenn es noch gekachelt ist, ist es perfekt.
    Liebe Grüße
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Danke und für alle Arbeiter war es eine tolle Leistung.
      Es wird eine ganz andere Ansicht haben innerhalb ein- oder zwei Monate wenn alles wieder grün wird.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Important is that it will function well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  22. Yes it's great to get these jobs out of the way, It's amazing you could do it in Winter!
    Drainage is so important in concrete work - Pieter would have ensured that so you don't have more issues!
    Once the tiles are on it will look as though it has been there forever.
    I'm off to work for two days!
    Hugs
    Shane
    PS thank you for your lovely comment - you understand, those moments are in my heart forever!

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    1. Dearest Shane,
      Indeed, that nasty job got out of the way and indeed, come summer it will look like it has been always there.
      Thank you for your kind words and yes, I understand exactly!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  23. Ciao Mariette,in effetti il lavoro sembra perfetto...quà in Italia a volte capitano imprese che lavorano malissimo e bisogna rifare tutto.
    Un abbraccio carissima
    Anna

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    1. Cara Anna,
      Grazie e infatti, questo ha funzionato perfetto con preparazioni di Pieter e loro che fanno il calcestruzzo fatto un ottimo lavoro pure. Con le piastrelle in luogo sarà grande.
      Un abbraccio forte,
      Mariette

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  24. Dearest Mariette,
    The tiles will be an elegant finish to what has been a major project. I am sure that in spite of all the hassles the results are well worth the work involved.
    I'm looking forward to seeing potted plants on the tiles this summer. Your colors will provide a fine backdrop to any plants you choose. I think lots of greens would look especially wonderful.
    Meanwhile we have snow and more snow!

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Thank you for your comment and yes, it will be a pretty sight come summer.
      So sorry that you are having such snow... Stay cozy and warm and look forward to the time that you will be able to reach your studio again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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