With heavy rain predicted for much of today, it wasn;t clear if the concreting would get done. However, there seemed to be a 2 hour window in the morning; would it be enough?
Rigged up a shelter, set up the mixer, and brought out some bags.
This is the first concreting of any size I have done, and certainly the first time I'd used a mixer!
Not really knowing what I was doing, and ably assisted by Louise, we pressed on at a pace. It's funny how you seem to make little progress for a long time, but eventually find the hole 3/4 full.
Finally reached the top, had used 15.5 bags of 18, so estimation wasn't too bad.
I'm convinced it is too wet a mix (but what do I know), but no option now but to smooth off and insert the bolts.
Now have a week to wait to see if it will set properly!
No sooner had we cleared up than the rain started, and boy did it start!
2 hours of rain, much very heavy and accompanied by thunder!
Further pictures on the main page.