Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The House Project: Beyond Dreams

I mentioned earlier today that I managed to drive all the way to the house site on my rather steep property because the excavators now have a driveway roughed in. Here are some pictures.

My friend Jim the well driller managed to get his drilling rig almost all the way up the hill to my property line before the mud won.

Big boy toys: a Caterpillar D7 that hauled the well drilling rig out of the mud, and cut a nice little spot where we are going to drill for water.

Yes, this is the West. There's my general contractor, Scott Fenwick, headed off on his environmentally friendly all terrain vehicle to get some wire cutters.

Here they have started excavating the pad for the house. You can see the mixture of basalt rock and clay.

And looking north towards Horseshoe Bend. This is about where the kitchen will be--but it will have more of a view than this, being up a bit higher.

The floor plans that we keep altering--probably until they start putting in the floor joists.

Looking down the driveway from about 2/3 of the way up to the house:

Wildflowers. Lots of wildflowers.

The orange-yellow daisy looking flowers are called Arrowleaf Balsamroot. Another flower that I've shown you in the past is called the Foothills Death Camas, for what it does to cattle that eat its pods.

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