I smell like smoke.
Starting last fall, I began to take down the smaller trees myself. That led to tree trunks and branches laying everywhere. I wasn’t sure what to do that about that. Speaking to the contractor a few weeks ago, I learned that it would cost $175 dollars an hour the excavator to deal with them. Uh, no.
I hired three kids from Seeds, an eco-friendly not-for-profit that does certain kinds of yard work and they came and did job sorting the tree trunks: saving the straightest ones for future projects and putting everything else into a gigantic burn pile. It’s taken me a couple of weeks but I’m finally through the burn pile.
The house is in line to be built in Indiana beginning tomorrow. If all goes well it should be sitting on a foundation by the end of August. That’s hard to believe since very little has happened so far… they did bring by a backhoe and dug up a few stumps so they could get to the back of the property and do some testing for the septic field. Each step really only takes a few days… but there’s scheduling and waiting for people to be available…
We’ll see what happens next.