Monday, July 19, 2010


New driveway extension around the boggy yard is cleared so we can drive the truck back to the build site again. The rebar for the pads & piers is all measured and cut. We hauled enough gravel down the trail to make the level bases under our foundation pads. The concrete sacks are here and safe under tarps. All that's left is a little bit of clearing, some surveying to set up batter boards, throw together some ad hoc forms, and we'd be able to finally get started on the cabin foundation....

But, NOOOOOOOOO, it's raining fit for Noah again today!!  I swear, it'll be snowing again before all this rain finally stops! The rest of the cabin will go up fairly quickly (ok, except maybe the roof) once the foundation is in square, plumb and level.

All I want for my birthday is a foundation... oh, how the "simple life" changes your perceptions!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am enjoying your blog so much. Even though I'm late to the game, your posts still inspire me. My wife and I and our four daughters lived off grid in temporary housing for almost a year on property we hoped to build a straw house on but a lass the quagmire of building codes and bureaucracy shut down that plan. We have not abandoned the dream however and your blog rekindles the spirit. Thank you.