The Gentle Rain of Gravel

The backfill was completed yesterday!


The hum of the machines and the gentle rain of gravel… It’s an interesting sound. Very relaxing actually.

I was surprised how small the garage looks now! It’s all about perspective.

I think the next step is to begin framing walls. I’ve heard there may be an issue with truss deliveries — should not be a major issue with the hip roof design.

More to come soon!

We Have Walls

The bad news: The last ten days have been less exciting.

The good news: Concrete was poured and has cured. Foundation inspection was done Mon 7/18.

The forms were pulled and removed from the site. 

We have footings/foundation/basement walls.

The last few days have been extremely hot/humid. Temps, with the heat index, hit 105. Many folks who work outdoors did not work Thu 7/21 and Fri 7/22.

Gravel was delivered Friday morning…


Next step — backfill. Hopefully that begins tomorrow!

Building a Home

Old Stone Bridge Estates

Located in the Town of Rubicon, one mile north of HWY 60 off Rome Road.

Lot 21…

MON 20 JUN @ 8:00am

They broke ground!

The curb was cut for our driveway on Thursday, June 2. I worried that I might miss the beginning stages of construction. I am glad I returned before they started.

By the end of the week, we had a basement.

There is a lot of preparation that goes into the creation of a home. From Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 11, I watched and waited… I was reminded of the Abraham Lincoln quote: “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”

Early yesterday morning (TUE 12 JUL), two cement trucks arrived…

In a few days the forms will be pulled and we will have walls!