Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Pawz in the Puddin'

The first slab I poured, didn't quite turn out as well as I thought it would. It was a little dark when we poured it, and I missed the line on one side, I picked up a bag of concrete topping, with a bonding agent already mixed in. Almost $22 for a bag, good thing we only needed one bag. I don't know what's in it besides mortar and bonding agent, that makes it so expensive. After around an hour of futzing around, it was much better than before, with everything looking like it sloped to the drain. The cat was still outside, on his leash ( he's declawed, so we don't want him to go far), so I rehung the basement door, and put the cat inside. I was thinking he didn't really like the smell of the concrete, so he'd stay away. I came back about an hour or two later, and noticed cat paw prints everywhere. The concrete was already setting, so there was nothing I could do. I went to put a piece of plywood over top, so he didn't step on it anymore, and bam, I dropped a corner of the plywood on the topping. So now there's prints and a corner mark. Looks like I'll be repairing it again. Luck of the Irish
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5 comments:

Trissa said...

I don't know- I think I'd keep the paw prints. Just think of it as the newest stamped concrete pattern!

derek said...

Yeah, it does look like a stamped concrete pattern, maybe I'll just fix where I dropped the plywood.

Beth said...

The paw prints are pretty cute.

jmpottery said...

could have been worse. could have been a cat still attached to those paw prints.

derek said...

Hmm, I can't imagine jackhammering the cat out. I can't imagine a cat staying still long enough to get stuck either though. Unless it was quick drying cement, like on cartoons.