Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Unitil, out local power company (yes - the same company that took so much flack after last year's ice storm...) came out to put up a couple of telephone poles.
Most of the electrical will run underground, but there is a small wetlands culvert under the driveway where the wires will go overhead for a short run, and then will head underground again to complete the run to the house.
Then we got more evidence that a house will actually be built - a lumbar delivery!
Then our builders set to work on the framing...
In other news... I discovered that we have at least one Witchhazel shrub on our property. This is the only plant that I know of that blooms in the Fall.
Coming up next - the septic installation should start this week - stay tuned!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
More forward progress this past week.
The foundation was poured over the footing.
Here is a closer look.
And here I am - happy to be standing in the basement!
Later that week our excavator laid the perimeter drains and backfilled around the foundation.
Here's what it looks like now.
And here is a long view from the future driveway
Dean's family came out on Sunday - the coldest day of the fall, so far, and the day of the first snow of the season - for a first hand look.
(By the way, any of you are welcome to come out for a look-see!)
Laila is amazed at the progress!
Lauren and Dean try to keep warm...
While Jasper tries to catch snow flakes on his tongue.
And everyone likes the view from the top! This is the West wall of the basement...
The boys all wanted to try out the backhoe - which is again out of commission - but Dean will get her going this week.
Later this week, Unitil will install phone poles for the electric, and our builder plans to get started on the framing! WOO- HOO!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
And here is the footing...
There was a lot of activity on Friday.
Our excavator guy was busy removing the big pile of topsoil. He will screen out all of the rocks and debris and later it will be returned to cover the finished septic system.
Our builders were on site to discuss the various ports in the foundation for utilities such as electric and plumbing.
We met our electrician who was also on site taking measurements. Here is Dean having a chat with him...
Seems like the project is finally under way...