Saturday, May 7, 2011

Let the Games Begin

Groundbreaking began on the morning of Thursday, May 5, 2011 when Matt Kroll, our builder and neighbor, began leveling the surface.

Matt brought his small bull dozer Wednesday evening (May 4, 2011) in preparation to begin leveling and smoothing out the site Thursday morning.

Thusday, May 5, 2011. Matt began to grade the site.

Our well head to the center left of picture.

This monster arrived the afternoon of Thursday, May 5.  Doug's project, a 1946 Luscombe, is in the foreground.  I wish I had been able to get a picture of the critter kids faces (all 4 of them) when they saw this monster truck arrive.

This is called a "track" hoe and was used to dig the hole in the ground where the house will go.


  1. Lindy, I am so excited for you! What an adventure and so rewarding for you both. Can't wait for the next installment!

  2. Hi Lynda, I can't wait for the next installment either. We really have no idea when the footings are scheduled to be poured. When it comes time for the plumbing is when we begin our part of the process. Doug is a licensed plumber, although not licensed in MI. Since he doesn't know MI code and isn't licensed in this state we will have a licensed plumber on site but Doug will do the work; my job will be "gofer". LOL!!! :D We're going to try and do as much of the labor as we can throughout the entire building process - gotta save some $$$$.