My beloved lawn was still undisturbed..
Years ago, we didn't have a skid steer, and moved every rock on our property by hand.
What took laborious hours to do then, takes minutes to undo now.
You can faintly see where I've painted lines that will be the new driveway extension. Of course, our phone line runs right through there & had to be moved.
Ground breaking had officially begun.
A considerable amount of fill had to be brought in, in order to build a level pad to pour a concrete. Around the 4th of July we had a back hoe, dump trucks, a big dozer, and a packer here doing mass destruction (progress.)
When they left, Mitch did a lot of smoothing & sloping with the skidsteer & & we repaired & re-seeded the yard.
When Mitch & the boys built forms for the footing & concrete- he was sure our addition was going to be much too small I kept looking at our drawings, and was sure I did not want it bigger.
The concrete arrived (at last!) August 8th, and turned out great.
Below, siding has been removed from the house and Mitch is just starting to lay out some framing. Grass is slowly coming back in. The ground is so dried up here!
Most recent photo: The new drive coming up to the house.. and new grass making it's comeback.
That wonderful black thing... that's the tool trailer, which isn't seen around home that often - usually on a job site far away.
We are regaining normalcy in the yard department.. and we have building going on!!
It seems like we've spent the whole summer with our yard torn apart, waiting for dirt, and then waiting for concrete. Now the ball is in our court.
Next up: Framing the Walls!