Getting our second story floors in place so we can start to take in our views, one of the biggest features of our home.
Framing out our second story floors so that we could see the big views of the Colorado Mountains. Good to see vertical progress.
Our process of framing the first floor of our home, including finishing the first floor structure and framing the walls.
After months of owning a wet hole in the ground, we were finally getting concrete work done and seeing vertical progress.
After months of having a partially-complete wet hole in the ground, digging is done and we’re finally able to start building up.
Our excavation went slow, slower than we expected thanks to clay soils and seeping subsurface water. Eventually we built a moat.
Debating our options when it came to excavating wet soil off of our build site, which was mostly filled with expansive clay
I went for a trail run on a beautiful June day at the one year mark – almost exactly a year from purchasing our property. The trail I accessed was only a little ways down the road from the property, so I parked in our driveway and started my run from there. It gave me a chance to reflect on the past year.
Nagging subsurface water issues delay our excavation as we wait for the clay soils to dry enough for us to continue our dig.
Finally getting to groundbreaking on our site, including some issues with expansive clay soil and scraping topsoil once our test pit looked good.