Summer is long over. And the site is finally READY!!!
I am pretty sure I would have never anticipated this project taking this long. My latest joke is that the pyramids were built faster. But hey – they had slave labor and the only slave labor around here is MINE. We’re tackling a lot of things ourselves, and perhaps that’s the right thing, but perhaps not. I do know that we will have a one of a kind project when complete, but that completion is likely being driven to a later date because of some of our decisions. In the overall scheme of things, that’s not a big deal – I mean after all, this is our “forever house” but I am still ready to “get going”.
The site looks outstanding – it seems so long ago that the northwest corner was down about 10 feet. Standing in the corner that will be our bedroom / master bath area you do feel like you are in the trees – but still on ground level.
We had an issue with the cistern floating because we had not completed our backfill, so that was a repair issue. But – we then decided to add some drainage into the cistern excavation. Good thing, because that hole DOES. NOT. DRAIN. We’ve installed a 4″ corrugated drain pipe, completed the 2″ first flush drain, installed most of a 12″ drain for the cistern bypass during really heavy rains, and still have a 6″ cistern overflow and a 15″ stormwater drain to install.
We’ve basically done this all by hand. On a good note, I don’t need to go to the gym. (today…)