The view of the house location before groundbreaking. Those saplings to the left are actually quite large.
I would title this posting "getting a slow start", but that would only be half true. While, yes, we have had quite a few setbacks and are technically a week or two behind in scheduling: We have also had a significantly busy and successful first 2 days of house building. While the week started on Monday with the land looking as sad and overgrown as ever, by the end of the day on Tuesday it is barely recognizable.
The house location all leveled with great dirt and a big hole. Do you see my beautiful granite by my handsome beech?
If it wasn't for the saplings and stumps in the background I would not know which direction I was looking in a picture and may not even recognize it as my own land. I should know by now that site work on a house is like the USPS. For three days you eagerly await the changes the life brings, and nothing happens. But on the fourth or fifth or sixth day, you open your mailbox to more activity, change and plain old mail than you ever thought possible to fit into that little box. In our first 2 days of groundbreaking, we have a foundation hole, and footers all poured.
Looking back at the driveway and beech from the other direction. The foundation hole is on the right.
This USPS mentality will continue on for us though as tomorrow will be a day of rest for our land, but then Thursday a flurry of activity will commence. The boys have loved every moment of this process and are very excited to learn more about building a house as each new contractor makes his appearance.
Our House as of Tuesday at 3:45 PM, just before the footers were filled in. Imagine those footers filled with concrete and you can see how we ended our 2nd day of groundbreaking. Do you see the boys picking Brandon's brain about concrete?