So I made one last trip up to the land to check out how the barn was progressing before we head out to Milwaukee. It turned out to be a good idea! Not only were the barn guys busy working, but our GC had one of his crew up there starting on digging out the location for the house foundation!
It was good to see, and we definitely appreciate the initiative, but ummm, it was not the location where the house was going to go. Luckily, he wasn’t that far along in digging up the dirt. So we got to task and I quickly explained some of our requirements for the placement of the house (fung shui included). We got out that tape measure, located the front (umm, hello? the mountain view needs to be seen from the front windows!) and laid out the four corners. Can you imagine what a bigger surprise it would have been to go away for a week and come back to discover this all dug out, but in the wrong spot? Yikes! I don’t need to tell you all that construction is definitely an adventure. Looks like I’ll be chatting with our GC on this one a bit more. But again, I give him props for wanting to make the best of the last day of the rental for the excavator. Lesson learned: stay closely connected to what is going on and be ready to make quick executive decisions.
Well, take a look at these latest pictures. When the barn is done, I’ll problem put them in a single photo album for easy viewing pleasure.