Thursday, September 25, 2008

The ground has been broken

It's official. We are now proud hole owners. Quite a bit happened so far this week:

- I traveled to San Francisco for the OpenWorld conference. 
- Megan picked up (and paid for) our building permit.
- Excavation begun: we broke ground!

Megan and I talked about the road leading here today. I actually started looking at plan books and thinking seriously about building more than 3 years ago. After three years of researching, planning, budgeting, and quoting, our house is finally getting started.

Here's the excavator digging the hole: 

And here's me standing in it:

So now we can start seeing some real progress. The foundation will be excavated by the end of September (hopefully). The foundation contractor starts on Monday, and should finish in about a week. Then it's time for the fun to begin.