All I Want(ed) for Christmas was a Foun-da-tion

Well, we were delayed by the town again and Christmas has come and gone!  Sigh.  The town has required that we get 3 additional surveys done which set us back on our foundation and pushed out our trades.  We got the news when they came out to do the footings as seen by the little blue flags in the picture below.

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The only positive that came out of surveying was that we learned that we didn’t quite dig and chip out all the ledge we needed in what will be the front of the house.  So back the chipper came just before the snow…

That’s right, I said snow.  The only thing more disheartening than looking out at our pile of dirt, is looking out at our pile of dirt covered in snow.  Thankfully the snow came and went with our famously unpredictable New England weather.  It helps that they set down thick black tarp and a bit of Hot Stuff to protect the area.

We are supposed to make progress this week.  Keeping our fingers crossed (along with our toes, arms, legs, eyes…I think you get the picture) that we will have a foundation before the New Year.

 

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