Early in the week the site was prepared and footing trenches dug. I have built two houses before and in both cases had trouble getting the foundation contractor to start. This time the footings immediately followed the excavation. That’s the advantage of building when things are slow. Here are the footings. Pretty exciting, huh? It’s just like beach sand there.
We saw things on August 30 and found that, unfortunately, the apple tree which was supposed to be saved was gone. You can see it in August 12 blog directly behind my sign and it’s also in the rendering. I thought the sign was safe since it was in front of the tree. This is exactly how I found things.