All of a sudden, the windows and door are installed. We saw pictures of them being delivered just a couple of days ago, and now it looks like they are all in place. With the roof sections done and the windows in, it really looks like a house.
Also, the portico is finished and looks good.
Now it’s time to get some insurance on the house. Kevin is working to arrange it.
Now, not only is the earth being moved, it’s being reinforced by a technique called terra armata, which I described and illustrated in an earlier post. Steel grids are inserted into the slope and on the face of the slope. They provide a structure to keep the earth in place.
Anne continues to be concerned about our ability to plant on the slopes with the terra armata grids in place, but we continue to get reassurances that we’ll be fine: bushes and trees can be planted.
The top floor terrazza is being finished, as are the roof sections near the terrazza.
Inside, they have started putting a skim coat of concrete on top of the underfloor heating pipes. When finished, it needs to cure for 10 days or so. Then they will start laying the floor tiles.