Archive for May, 2007

The House is on the foundation!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

A lot has happened since my last post. We’ve been a little busy as you’ll see in these pictures. We have a septic tank and field which the county inspector complimented as one of the best he’s seen in a long time. It just doesn’t get any better than that you know! The foundation has been poured, the house has been moved from the factory and set on the foundation.

This has not gone without a hitch. If something looks a little askew in the image below it’s because the truck couldn’t quite make the switchback turn up to our property. It could have made it just fine had he not had to drive off the road to make the turn. The uneven ground caused the back wheels of the truck to lock up against the trailer. Thankfully, Jenny wasn’t around to see this.


We can also be thankful for Jim (our excavator and hero) who was stationed on the hill for just such an event.


In no time Jim was pulling the truck and the house up the hill.

Here’s the house in place although it doesn’t have a roof yet.


You can see the upper floor and the da-lite basement. The upper floor will have a deck around it. The upper left window is our living room and the right side with the French doors is our dining room. On the left side of the basement is an office and the right side is our master bedroom looking out over the valley.

More Pictures and Updates

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

We have a well! As of May 1st we have confirmation that the land is inhabitable with the discovery of water at a depth of 340 feet. Here, that’s considered a shallow well. We have 2 gallons a minute which again, here that’s good. The well will fill a 2000 gallon cistern. Don’t ask me what we would have done without the well. Some folks still drive into town and buy water in tanks on the back of their pickups.
I’ve added more pictures today to the Factory and Blasting photo albums. You’ll even seen our kitchen cabinets which were installed in the last 48 hours.
Status as of May 2nd.

  1. Well is ready
  2. House should be finished at factory by May 9th.
  3. More blasting is needed for the cistern (2000 Gallons), septic tank, drain field, and foundation.
  4. Foundation needs to be done. My guess is within the next two weeks we’ll have that under way if not finished.

Jenny and I are unbelievably excited. Just a quick not of thanks to anyone who has bothered to read any of this stuff. We’ve drawn on the kind words of friend and relatives constantly during this very challenging time. Thank you!