What an amazing day - would go as far to say that it was one of the most memorable days I can remember.
Here is a summary of the day
7:00am - Ivan was to be on site with his equipment and generator to grind the slab
8:00am - get a txt from Ivan to advise he was bogged as the ground was very soft and muddy
8:30am - in the car off to Bunnings to get tow rope to save Ivan
9:00am - Arrive on site and generator (massive power generator on trailer) is bogged due to all the rain and MUDDY as!
9:30am - 2 attempts to get the generator on site and bogged both times. Ivan calles Coates Hire and requested a machine quote to crane the equipment onto the slab - Coats hire want...... $1000 to do it which is far from what I can afford!
10:00am - Ivan goes to Kennards and gets a heavy duty trailer to try and make it easier to get on site instead of the crane options - again the ground is soaking wet and muddy and very bag - cant even walk on it - that bad
10:30am - New trailer arrives and again.... gets bogged and have to tow that out as well
10:45am - Frustrated and have no idea what to do - head up to the Glenmore Ridge Park opening and run into Matt (client of mine that I did a home loan for 2 days ago!!!) - also building in Glenmore Ridge and explain the story. Matt says "I can get a crane here in 30 mins!!" - not what you know its who you know
11:00am - Me and Matt drive to Emu Plains to get a truck with a crane on the back - drive back to site and crane the machines onto the slab - watching in amazement!
11:30am - Ivan on site grinding, I am thanking Matt to no end and standing back in amazement on what had transpired during the day.. Matt thankyou so much....!!!!!
4:00 - get a message from Ivan that the generator has Sh*t itself and Coates are coming out at 7am to fix it...
Like I said the day went from bad to worst to good and back to bad and Ivan took it all in his stride - Without Matt coming to the rescue nothing would have happened and wasted lots of $$$ with hiring equipment with no result.
Have a look at the photos - Had to take some to back up this story..... Can you believe that I got a crane???
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Wow....what a drama!!! Glad it all worked out in the end. Hope we can have a few days of sunshine to dry out all the mud on your block so as this week will be easier for you. Can't wait to see your polished concrete slab, i'm sure it's going to look amazing!