Saturday, May 19, 2007

Progress over the last few weeks...

Lots has happened since my last post. Here are some pics, starting in late April and working down to those from yesterday:

Poured walls in forms.

Walls half stripped.

Me making a foundation offering.

Sean securing the offering.

Foundation before backfill.

Rear view before backfill.

Another angle of the layout, with sun.

We have power - yay!!!! Our builder was relieved as well - now he has somewhere to plug in the power tools.

Foundation with drainage pipes in place, awaiting inspection.

View from above - one of the last I'll take from so high up.

Sean has been working on the septic field with help from a family friend. First order of business was to redistribute that huge mound of earth that's been beside the house site for months.

An action shot.

Backfill complete - you can walk right up to the front of the house now.

The foundation slab was poured on the morning of May 17 - we carved our intials into it that evening.

A view of the slab and walls.

Another angle - yes, we already have some pipe laid in too.

And from the side - our deck will be L-shaped - you can see its posts - the lower part is above the smaller slab outside the main walls, on the right side of the photo.

Looking up to the septic field - probably lawn in the future (but not this summer).

Rock wall - site of a future rock garden.

So, there you have it - you're now up to date :)

More pictures as the framing goes up!!


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