Graded and Sodded – A+

New sod

The front yard was graded and sodded this week so there will be no parking there for a while until the grass takes root.  Apparently there was a mix-up on calculating how much sod was needed or how much sod we got because we were a little short.  We ended up getting more and finishing the job.

 

Making Mud Better

Mvb courts

Mud Master Murph moves dirt around in order to level the mud volleyball courts by building up the far end of the courts.  This should keep the water from running off the courts and make MVB more fun and we’ll use less water.  Murph and his crew also did some work in the front yard to try to alleviate the water standing in the corner by the driveway.

 

Bathroom remodel begins…

No room in the ladies room…Ladies room

Gluttonettes gather for one last pee in the ladies room before the renovation started the next day.  On Sunday everything came out of the bathroom and most everything out of the utility room.  Once we decide how we’re going to tackle the bathroom floor we’ll start rebuilding.  The two closets will be gone and the utility room will be expanded and the bathroom rearranged.

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While a group was busy with demolishing the bathroom and utility room Dave & Gerard were bust connecting the waterline for the patio kitchen sink.

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Another productive day on the deck expansion

Framing grill
The framed in areas are for the kitchen.  The island on the left will have a bar area on the left and a work table on the right with a sink, cutting board and storage.  The other framed area on the right (along the wall) will be where the gas and charcoal grills will be located.  There will be an exhaust hood over the grill area.

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Glen, driving the BobGlencat, brings in another load of gravel while Joe Furlong and others wait to spread it out.

Steps
Mike Green and Joe Rieker work on covering the steps in the plastic lumber.

Workarea
The patio is almost ready for a layer of sand and the pavers which will cover the surface.

Chilly work day

As you can see, progress is being made on the deck expansion. There is still a lot to do.  Try to make it over and help out.  The weather has turned chilly.  Last weekend we were in shorts and t-shirts. The high was around 50 but there was a steady breeze which made it feel cooler. Click on pictures to enlarge them.

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Bobcat murph

Gravel boys

Wiring lights

Compactors

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Great weekend to work

We had great weather to work on the deck expansion… and we’re making good progress.  It would be nice if some more of you turned out to help.

Wall and deck
View from atop a stack of blocks

Walking the wall
Walking the wall.

Pool view
Across the pool view.

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Pavers awaiting installation.

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Assistant supervisor Joanie shows the crew where to put it.

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Larry enjoys chili with his broken wiener.

Deck work continues

The deck work continues at the Club.  It seems that Sundays are the days that most people will be able to make it to the Club.  So, try to be there any time after 9 am to help out. 

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Work Crew
A typical work crew.

Plans change – well, slightly anyway.  Here’s the latest design.
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Deck expansion begins…

The deck expansion got underway big-time on Sunday.  We had great weather and a dozen or so guys helped out.  We got all the railing down, the deck boards taken up, and the deck framing removed where it needed to be removed.  I think we got more done than we expected.  Murph has marked the grounds for the excavating.  Food was provided my Michaelia Green.  Yum! 

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Here’s a time-lapse video of the start of the project.

Below are more pictures from the day.  Click on them to enlarge them.

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  Nest up:  We’re going to get the concrete slabs removed and then some grading of the area before we dig the trenches for the new wall.

Come on over and help out!

 

Deck expansion kicks off Sunday

Starting early Sunday morning, the deck area will become a construction site as we begin the largest project yet at the Club.  The first step will be to clear off the deck of all the canopies and deck furniture.  Then we’ll begin dismantling the deck itself.  The project will continue through the fall and winter months (weather permitting) and into the spring. 

We’re asking the members to make themselves available to help with this project.  Even if you lack construction knowledge we need your help.  Be there on Sunday as we begin.

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This is a general plan.  Some of the details have changed and will most likely change more as we continue the project.  (Click to enlarge).  For more information see the Deck Expansion Page