Welcome to Leary Castle. This is an old sign we found at Syracuse Antique Exchange. We hung it at the front gate to see how it looked. Andy is working on a design to put on it, but I think it looks pretty good there.
Rex is becoming a master concrete builder. He carries the concrete mix in from the trailer, 80 bags of it at 80 lbs. each, you can see here he needed a few breaks and he found the bags of concrete to be a nice bed for those breaks.
Once all the bags were in, he would mix it and he is not afraid to get his head right in there to make sure it is mixed perfectly.
So, yes, Andy and Rex have been doing alot of concrete work on the master stair area. You saw in the last blog that they were building the form work in preparation for the concrete pours and here are some more pics of that with the pours in place.
a new stair instead of wobbly cinder blocks.
filling in a space to the right of the stairs with a nice curved detailed
looking down at the stairs and all the work going on
New stairs leading into the great room instead of wobbly cinder blocks.
Also note, for some reason Ed did not bring stairs all the way to the wall on the right, so we extended them over.
Brian and Mark continue to do framework. Above is on the 4th floor under the windows.
This is above the main staircase, behind this framework is the library powder room in the turret.
Grandpa came for his yearly visit and brought a picnic, he even had something for Tosh.
Ruby came and took alot of pictures
we had some very nice Adirondack fall weather, Happy first day of fall!
and we had some not so nice fall weather. You can't tell, but it was pouring in this picture of me. Yup, I will stand in the rain for my daughter to get a good picture.
Back home Grandpa works on a stained glass window that will go on the front door behind the knocker.
The lions are doing well.