You see it all the time on HGTV, people looking for neighborhoods with lawns that are always taken care of. Having just had some “landscaping” done, I thought “I wonder what the neighbors think?” Of course, they have been here longer than I have. Well, I think they love the new lawn. Here’s some pictures:
November 4, 2013
August 21, 2012
Not sure I captured what it really looked like, this first pic was at 7:41, the sun was completely obscured by the clouds:
Later on, the clouds moved. But the temperature had dropped, which brought some fog in the valley.
Two days before, I had a chance to try out my new lens. The sun was setting behind a large cloud layer, making it look like a mountain range in the distance.
July 25, 2012
October 30, 2011
First snow at the new house. I walked up the hill west of the house to try to get a nice picture, but the snow was coming down too hard, and you could not see the house very well at all. Moved in and took this picture.
June 16, 2011
Siding was put up today. A fast moving storm ripped through right as I arrived, but everything seemed to weather it just fine.
June 13, 2011
Last Thursday was concrete prep, and Friday the concrete floors were poured. It was not possible to get inside and get good pictures. But on Monday, everything was nice and dry. Some additional framing work was also done, as well as the back french doors were put in. Electrical work was done the previous two days, and the outlet in the back is also visible.
June 1, 2011
Weather has been great for the past few days, great day for putting on shingles.
May 26, 2011
May 25, 2011
It is amazing to see all the work that was done in one day. At 5 pm, the generator showed 8 hours of run time, and the crew had just come back from dinner and ready to keep moving. The crew leader told me that the trusses were supposed to arrive today, but they did not, and that if they had arrived, he would have them up. At least that is what I think he said. He had a very heavy accent, some sort of German derivative.
May 24, 2011
Backfill was completed, but required another 5 truckloads of gravel. Looks like a lot of it was used in the front of the garage as well, which was not the optimal situation. Should have been modified there instead, which is significantly cheaper. The excavator left a significant amount of material blocking the swale that had been previously cut, so there’s more cleanup needed here. I’m a bit disappointed at the waste of #2 gravel and the way the material was left behind the house. More than one person had warned me about this particular excavator. Last year when I was looking for excavators, I was given their name, but when I called and left a message they never called me back. That turned out to be a good thing.
A good bit of the framing lumber was stacked in front. The schedule says the house will be under roof by the weekend, assuming no major delays. There is 40% or higher chance of scattered storms for the rest of the week, so that could impact the schedule as well.