Turns out Ann is the great concrete mind.

Ran scenarios to fix the bathroom floors. Have to order colored concrete in a minimum of 3 cubic yards. Otherwise the adding of colorant is too small to control.

We need like half a cubic yard. If you send some back unused, they charge you extra for that too. And, no guarantees on the color match... I have a vision in my mind of the concrete batch plant people choking on the colored concrete that I am paying twice for.

Technically this will be the fourth time I am paying for concrete in the area of the bathrooms. Once to fill the original cuts in the original slab. Then another time to do the colored concrete. Now this time I pay to pour the half yard and then pay them to take away the 2.5 yards I don't need.

OK, maybe we can make pavers and use up the rest. Rule of thumb is 1 cubic yard is a 4 inch slab about 80 square feet. That is a whole lot of 3 foot square pavers (9 square feet per paver). All told about 15 pavers to form, pour, and finish. Don't need a spreadsheet or an MBA to so the economics on that one.

Ann is also figuring in the bowels of the DBG. Using a more heuristic approach. These bathrooms are tiny. The exposed part of the floor that's not under something is even tinier. Then we are going to put down a bath mat. We'll see a couple of inches of concrete anyway. Screw the color. Pour gray. It's a bathroom.

Re-figure prices. We're going grey. It'll match the garage. Ann is wise.

Framers have the inside done except for some blocking and metal strapping. There are metal straps everywhere in this thing. The wall with the barn doors into the guest room/study went up. I like the way it flows to and from the living room. This just might work. Pictures did not come out well. Their ladders are stacked along the wall, so hard to see in perspective.

Got the front porch done. Like it much. In the pictures you can see the structure. The corrugated metal roof will go right on this with no underlayment. Look up and you'll see big assed timbers and the the bottom of the metal roof.

Roofers put down 2 layers of 40 pound felt on the main roof. If you avoid window and doorway openings, we are "dried in". Apparently standard under a steel roof is one layer of 15 pound felt. The roofer wants to be sure this is a lifetime roof. I think we'll be OK. If you look carefully you can see the orange plastic washers around the nail heads. 

Pretty sure there are no fat roofers in Tucson, maybe anywhere. Two guys carried roll after roll of 40 pound felt from the truck, up the ladder, and onto the roof. Again and again and again. Never slowed. Then they roll out a layer. Put in billions and billions of staples. By hand. Swinging a staple gun that looks a lot like a hammer. Then they put down the second layer and nail in billions of these orange washered nails. I think I found 6 of their nails on the ground. No waste. So, the schlepping of rolls of felt is cardio. The hammering of staples and nails is upper body. These guys are beasts. 

I have a sneaking suspicion the metal will cut like a knife. Momma's don't let your baby's grow-up to be roofers in Tucson...

Met with the painter. Want to paint, stain actually, the exterior before the cool black metal joist hangers, roof, or stucco goes on. It is sloppy and by doing it first, way more simple to mask. Before he can start we need to sandblast the rough sawn timbers. Who knew... Think it will all work. 

Here are today's shots.