…physically AND financially 🙂
This is what was happening this morning, up on the hill:
That’s Scott in the backhoe, digging the hole where they’ll be putting the rebar where they’ll be putting the concrete where they’ll start framing up the sides.
First they ripped out a bunch of trees, including along the north side (this picture is taken facing north) – where the young man is standing down in the hole is about where the island will be between the kitchen and the dining room.
Looks like we’ll have a nice view of the ski trails on Big Mountain from the dining room table 🙂 It’s all very exciting, of course. Ethel is beside herself. I reckon I’m looking forward to all this, myself.
But I also have to take the rational view 🙂
Ethel says that this is going to take about five months – and I did a rough calculation to see how much that would be pery day, and then wasted several minutes thinking about how many days of construction was financially the same as, say, a two-carat diamond solitaire – or a 28 day trek from Khatmandu to Everest Base Camp, or a 2019 Toyota Forerunner – and it quickly got depressing 🙂
They actually wound up putting some of my dirt into dump trucks and toting it off – totally without my permission. That’s some pretty expensive dirt.