Thursday, March 22, 2018

We broke ground!

We officially broke ground yesterday! I wasn't expecting that yet, but they needed the dirt from the excavating to put down below to build the retaining wall. They had the machine there to do it, so the guy got started on it.  I think this will actually be a bit of a money savings. See, this guy doing the rockery machine operating wasn't the one who we got the quote from to excavate. But, since this machine he got can do it, and he needed the dirt, he got the foundation roughed in for the house. This will mean a lot less work when the excavating guy comes in to excavate for the shop. He'll just have to do a little "finish" work on the house excavating. This guy who is doing the rockery is a lot cheaper then the excavating guy.  Here is a picture DH took with his drone

We also go to rent that roller much cheaper from another guy than the excavating guy quoted us, so we also are saving some money there.  The guy who is making our fence post skeletons called yesterday and had them done.....and for $500, rather than the $650 he quoted DH. He said it didn't take him as long as he thought to make, so labor was cheaper.

Things were moving along so well yesterday, the operator guy decided to start work on the stone steps down to the back yard from the patio. Next thing you know he was done with it and we don't need to have any more flat rocks delivered to make it. Look!

The operator guy is getting a later start this morning, as he had to go to a follow up dr. appt first. But, it sounds like they will be starting on the back rockery wall that will be on each side of these steps. That I can't wait to see. Once it's all in and landscaped I think it's going to look amazing. I'm in love with it already.

Tonight is a book club meeting. I'm meeting one of the ladies in town to carpool, though not sure who is actually driving. It's at one of the ladies home in the next town. I'm just going to make some brownies to take. I just don't have time today to make a dish and sounds like those are already covered already, anyway.



13 comments:

  1. What a great day! And hey, 100 here another hundred there adds up quickly!

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    1. hopefully the dollars continue in that direction!

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  2. Wooo hooo! Great perserverance though your move and planning.

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  3. That's great to hear! I am so ready and excited to follow the whole process of you guys building your home. One of you guys must be tallying up all the expenses so that you will know exactly how much money will go into it right?

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    1. That would be me - the accountant! LOL. I have a spreadsheet....of course :)

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  4. That is so beautiful, exotic, rustic. I love it. Now, here is a question from the old lady who might fall down on it since she is skittish of steps and heights. Will there be a railing of sorts to hold onto?

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    1. A railing is a good idea! We'll have to figure something out. Rustic and natural is what we are going for. So far I think it's looking like that :)

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  5. What a beautiful setting and rock work! It is going to amazing!

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