Bruce took time off from his job to work on getting our basement waterproofed. Bruce's dad came over and dug big trenches in the yard.
The kids all had fun taking turns driving the back-ho:
Unfortunately we used all of the 15 tons of rock in the first trench. (This is the 2nd). The quarry was already closed, so we couldn't get any more while we still had the back-ho rented.
So, we had to shovel the other 7 tons of rock into the 2nd trench by hand, in the rain. Thanks to my wonderful family, who showed up to help, we got the job done.
Also unfortunately, Bruce had a mishap with a fire and a gas can, and he was out of commission for the last part of the project.
Also also unfortunately, it's been raining quite a bit since we finished that project, and we did get just a bit of dampness in the basement. BRHAROOM! So we are now thinking that it must be a water table thing and we are planning to jack-hammer a trench around the inside of the entire basement leading to a new sump-pump. It never ends! Anybody want to give me about $15,000 to finish all of the rest of the projects that need done around here?