A small but dedicated crew has been busy building the foundation and guts of the deck reconstruction in the last few weeks. The two large white pipes are for accessing the pool lights. LED lights will be attached to long pieces of conduit that will go into the pipes all the way to the pool. They can be replaced fairly easily if a light bulb goes out. The pool filter will be located on the concrete slab right next to the flag pole. Click image to enlarge.
The Board decided to gut and renovate the bar room at the club. This will be a fast project and is expected to be completed in about 5 weeks, hopefully in time for the St. Pat’s Party on March 15. The plan is to allow more people space and open the traffic areas a bit.
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.
The Gluttons are getting a care package together to be sent to our troops in Afghanistan for the Holidays. We need to have the items at the Club by December 6th. Then we’ll package them up and send them on to our servicemen.
Make sure you have any items at the Club by Tuesday, December 6th.
Dan Murphy inspecting his handiwork on the new entryway at the Club. The project includes the walkway of pavers (as seen above), a new fence and redoing the area at the rec room door.
Murph hopes to have the major work done by Thanksgiving.
No room in the 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.
While a group was busy with demolishing the bathroom and utility room Dave & Gerard were bust connecting the waterline for the patio kitchen sink.
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.
More progress is being made on the deck expansion. Much has been done in the last week or so. A crew is planning on working again Sunday (Nov. 23). Be there if you can.
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.
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.
Larry enjoys chili with his broken wiener.
A small but dedicated crew worked on the project Sunday.
First block laid.
Laying the foundation row of blocks takes the most time. They have to be perfectly level and in line.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.