Bricklaying Mel carefully laying brick for the porch columns. A local teenager takes an interest to the goings-on and keenly observes Here I am applying a “parge” coat that acts as a water barrier and adds aesthetic appeal. Here I am again, brushing on a coat of tar that acts as another line of defense against below-grade water infiltration. Leg hairs, beware, this is wicked stuff! Holding a tree at sawpoint. The whole family at work on a glorious day! And that’s a wrap to another progress-filled day at the Bungalow.