Then the new tornado shelter was retrofitted in the garage. PC is in the heart of 'tornado alley' being half-way between Oklahoma City, OK, and Wichita, KS. I didn't intend to stay there very long without having a place to go since April, May and June are prime tornado season, so in it went. Three guys showed up at the house about 6:30 am one morning and drove out of the driveway at 11:30 am with the shelter complete and operable.
|1. Hole cut in the garage floor|
|2. Flat safe shelter before installation|
|3. Shelter being dropped into the hole.|
|4. Ready for concrete surround.|
|5. Concrete going down!|
|6. Room for 6? Skinny people, maybe!|
Next up is the roof, then insulation, followed by installation of steel foundation peers, drywall work, and new heating and cooling units. The enclosing of the patio for a sunroom and kitchen remodel will wait for another time.
So, I'm back in Dodge City right now, and will start packing up my office and sewing room tomorrow. My sewing machine and some of my other equipment went with me the first time. I was actually silly enough to think I might have a few spare minutes to stitch on a project or two! Well, maybe next time!