Daily Detail

The posts below are about the planning and building of our love nest.

Septic comes together

After many long days of digging rock, exploding rock, digging more rock, pick-axing rock, then digging more rock (get enough idea yet)… we’ve finally begun the construction phase on our septic system. We’ve filled

5/22/17 – Excavation Continues

Well were finally back at it  the snow has mostly melted and septic excavation resumes. Spent most of the day jack hammering rock. Don’t know if you know this but it’s really hard stuff!

5/21/17 – Tile

As we find ourselves stymied for another day by nature’s snowy goodness — we took this opportunity to check out another used building supply store.  This one was amazing – and overwhelming in choices.

5/19/17 – Building Permit

I am suuuuppppper excited today. After much fretting about schedules and timing and building and nature — we got our BUILDING PERMIT !!!!! Our driveway passed it’s rough-and-tumble inspection and the house plans are

5/18/17 – Nature !!!

Sometimes your best laid plans are blocked by mother nature. Who am I kidding – mother nature always ruins plans !!!! This is particularly true in the high mountains of Colorado where a spring

5/17/17 – Septic System 1

Today we started digging the septic system leech field. This is some challenging terrain because we have to dig 5′ down on the low side of the hill and up to 7′ down on

5/14/17 – Well Road

Kori did an amazing job digging out a temporary road for our upcoming well digging activity. The truck that is coming in needs an almost flat road that’s 8 feet wide because its 14′

5/13/17 – Driveway 4

Driveway day 4 was a doozy! Kori’s dad dropped by and Kori moved all the tree stumps I so lovingly abandoned on the side of the road. Quite a task for her first time

5/6/17 – Driveway 2

Day 2 of driveway-pa-looza. Jayme came out to help which greatly sped things up — until the massive thunderstorm rolled in and we ducked for cover. After a while we saw a blue patch,