While one fellow dug the holes, the other two drilled holes in the bottom of each 8 x 8 post and drove in rebar.
We came to a standstill about 3 weeks due to not being able to find anyone to come out and give an estimate for concrete. We want 720 square feet poured for a workshop, a milk and honey room and a feed storage room. I used the yellow pages and set up an appointment with two companies. They never showed up. My neighbor found a sign for concrete work about 4 miles from us. He did come out and left an estimate on the gate post late one night. He must have been ashamed as I knew he was much too high. We could have had the entire barn poured for what he wanted for the 720 sq ft. Papa Bear and I were beginning to think we would just build wood floors.
I finally thought to place an ad on Craig's list. I figured if someone was out of work we could give them a job to do. I made sure to tell them how far from town we were so I figured we'd get only serious offers. My ad wasn't even up 20 minutes before I started getting calls. The one young fellow and his two buddies we finally decided on was just trying to make a living....not a killing.
Friday the concrete trucks arrived for the pour!
What a beautiful sight this was!