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    Rainly Cold Weather in Greater Houston TX area and other - no advances

    We are in a holding pattern until we can get some warmer, drier weather.

    We just had 1.5" more rain today and our back yard is a mud pit again. The pool after being prepped for plaster/P-Sheen is again in a no go mode for at least another 10 days, based on the current weather. Has to be prepped again.

    I bought a 1/2 HP Submersible pump 3 mo's ago and it has been a life saver just to keep pumping water out of the back...has anyone else in the greater Houston. Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend/etc areas been on hold ????? I hope no one has experienced cave-ins and re-digs.

    Best to all,
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    Re: Rainly Cold Weather in Greater Houston TX area and other - no advances

    Same weather here in Longview, TX. North of you couple hundred miles. Im not under construction, but Im still SICK of the poor weather.
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    No, but this weather sucks. I cannot wait for summer time to get here.
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    We have had about 3" of rain over the last few weeks. Very sorry your in the building phase.

    It is helping lower my CH though.
    ~Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    Same weather here in Longview, TX. North of you couple hundred miles. Im not under construction, but Im still SICK of the poor weather.
    I was born in Tyler, so I know exactly where you are.

    As far as rain, I am tired of no sun and mud, but I think we ALL REMEMBER the drought of 2010-2011-2012. Have 85 acres 60 miles WNW of Hou, so I am not cursing the rain, and never will. However, I do want to get the mud piles out of the back. They dug 1200 sq feet of mud out 10" deep for pavers and it has sat there for months now...mud pit everythere to get to the work site. N side of 2.5 story house and no sun ever hits this place bc of suns low S angle.

    It's been a good run for mushrooms and deep watering is great too...just need a break to finish,

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    Re: Rainly Cold Weather in Greater Houston TX area and other - no advances

    We have the same....holding for weather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboysurfer View Post
    We have the same....holding for weather!
    What construction stage?

    If I were in the pre-gunite shoot or worse than that, 1/2 way thru, what a nightmare...cave-ins and rusting rebar ties...dig outs and more and it would last forever....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tstex View Post
    I was born in Tyler, so I know exactly where you are.

    As far as rain, I am tired of no sun and mud, but I think we ALL REMEMBER the drought of 2010-2011-2012. Have 85 acres 60 miles WNW of Hou, so I am not cursing the rain, and never will. However, I do want to get the mud piles out of the back. They dug 1200 sq feet of mud out 10" deep for pavers and it has sat there for months now...mud pit everythere to get to the work site. N side of 2.5 story house and no sun ever hits this place bc of suns low S angle.

    It's been a good run for mushrooms and deep watering is great too...just need a break to finish,

    You are right I will never complain about rain in my life again after 2011 drought. We had 1/2 inch of rain from Jan to Sep at my house in 2011.
    Approx 11K Gal. 10'X30' Semi free-form IG - 6 ' raised spa w/6 jets - 10' circle sun shelf with 1 bubbler - Waterfall - 3 / 1.5 HP pumps - Polaris 280 Cleaner - 3 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Valve Actuators - 5 Fiberstar Mini Laminars - 1 Fiberstars 2004 Illuminator - 2 Skimmers - 6 Returns - Caribbean Blue Pebble Tech - 600+ sq ft kool decK - Auto Fill - 2 Boston Acoustics VOYA RK5 Outdoor Rock Speakers - 2 TIC Corporation TFS5CN 6.5-Inch 150-Watt Terra-Forms Rock Speakers - Apple Airport Express - 1 Awesome View.

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    Re: Rainly Cold Weather in Greater Houston TX area and other - no advances

    Quote Originally Posted by tstex View Post
    What construction stage?

    If I were in the pre-gunite shoot or worse than that, 1/2 way thru, what a nightmare...cave-ins and rusting rebar ties...dig outs and more and it would last forever....
    We already have decking pour done. Waiting on outdoor kitchen now to be built.

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    I have not forgotten the drought of 2011. No sir.
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: Rainly Cold Weather in Greater Houston TX area and other - no advances

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboysurfer View Post
    We already have decking pour done. Waiting on outdoor kitchen now to be built.
    Wow, we just finished our summer kitchen and had the pool & kitchen pavers done about 6 weeks ago...is your plaster/finish done yet? That is all we lack, then pool school and removal of dirt, irrigation and landscaping. I am ready !!!!!!

    Our summer kitchen is about 790 Sq ft...all we lack is 6 speakers, receivers and 55" flat screen - they are all here, just waiting on plaster to be poured bc I am not advertising all that stereo equipment to the workers...

    And finally, I believe there are very few Texans that do not remember the 2011 drought. Talk about something that just lingers and a feeling of total helplessness. I bought 1200-1300 ft of hoses to extent from house to large 200 yr old oaks for watering...I had about 20-30 armadillos that loved me be it was the ony soft ground around for miles....

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