Time to Redefine our Lives in Oregon

I love Oregon….I love the weather…I love the beauty…I love the fresh, crisp air…I love that there is no sales tax…I love that rain doesn’t stop outdoor projeccts like setting and pouring a foundation….oh did I say that I love Oregon!!???

So the beginning of the week started with a lot of rain…we, being from California are groomed to expect that almost all outdoor work stops when it rains (other than storm prevention / troubleshooting.)  When the concrete guys showed up dark and early Tuesday morning despite the rain, we were pretty happy to say the least!  It rained on those guys ALL day while they constructed the forms for the foundation pour. 

The next day, although in a little more broken spurts, they again were out building our foundation while the cement trucks drove up and down our driveway while it rained.

The forms came off on the third day……..WE HAD A FOUNDATION!!!


On Thursday, Warren came back to back-fill the foundation with gravel and build up the ground for the garage and driveway.  We had 15 deliveries of gravel throughout the day to create a proper draining field around the house site.

The garage is filled in ready for the concrete slab pour. This is taken from the right side of the house.So you can see how the area surrounding the outside of the foundation has been back-filled with gravel, and then compressed down. It is like this all around the house.

It is incredibly important to get the water away from the house….and in Oregon, there is A LOT of water that falls from the sky!!

So in the meantime, Will has the perverbial mountain of dirt to move from one location to another……once he gets that done, there is one more.  Why???  Because it’s there!!

Comments on: "Foundation, Foundation, Foundation" (2)

  1. Paul & Cathy said:

    Wonderful pictures! So exciting! Keep them coming.


  2. Annette Burke said:

    Having tractor envy! Love the pictures. Annette


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