Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A (not so) brief update

After weeks of rain with few days to dry out in between we finally got started on the foundation.  Below are pictures of the progress so far.  They include the steps to prep the pad, grading the pad, laying out the slab, digging the footings, forming the footings, and setting the water storage tank.  It has been slow going so far but we are starting to move in good ways.  The plumber comes tomorrow to start setting the underground plumbing.  We should be pouring concrete next week!
















































Saturday, January 23, 2016

Green Waste

My grandpa DeYoung never wasted a green waste can once he has trash service. We have always tried to follow that advise but living in a track house has meant sometimes we just don't have any green waste. Yesterday while dragging the trash can full of old carpet, blinds to the road Thomas just had to fill the green waste can with tumbleweeds. Keep in mind that we have about 10,000,000,000 tumbleweeds to deal with. But now there is 1 green waste can less.

Shipping Container

On Wednesday the shipping container we ordered from Long Beach arrived. This will act as storage for our stuff until the house is built. In the future it will likely be a hay barn and hold the tractor. It came while the boys were at school but Thomas had fun watching it be delivered early. It was delivered facing the wrong direction so our next job is to move it more towards the back of the property. He said the delivery driver Carlos was a pro and dropped it as far back as he could. I wish I knew what other treasures it has held over the years. Jonathan can't wait for it to be moved because it is  blocking an old tractor tire he is using as a fort.