It’s been a long wait, but the build begins today. After months of work with the architect and then more months waiting for the builder to become available, the official start date of the build phase arrived – July 19, 2021. To say that I’m excited to see how this experience unfolds is an understatement. I’m sure that there will be plenty of challenges, but at the moment it seems like endless potential. It was an auspicious first day. Not too hot, blue sky and little wind.
The crew spent a partial day getting the meadow weed-wacked, setting up the house site borders and most importantly, a plumb line to determine how much elevation was lost as the house goes West to East. After the laser-levelled plumb line was setup, Ben (the builder) mentioned that it was less of an elevation drop than he had anticipated – so that was good news.
The bull-dozer was dropped off and will be ready when Eddie arrives in the morning. Ben expects that it will take Eddie two or three days to get the land levelled. We’ll also find out tomorrow if he is going to be doing the Septic Field clearing or wait to do that on a second visit.
It may not feel like a lot happened today, but the very fact that the build team is now on site and the project has officially started is everything. The next few days will include plenty of changes, so stay tuned for a flurry of blog posts.