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Day 1 - Bulldozing

Blog entry by slooper posted 09-13-2009 04:18 AM 2562 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With ten years of untended overgrowth on our new property, it was hard to imagine what the land really looked like. At times I wondered if we’d paid too much or if we might have gotten stuck with some bad land. Today dispelled those worries. :)

Day 1 had two priorities: 1) find, clear and level a plot for the house and 2) start brush hogging to get a better idea of the lay of the land.

First thing this morning we picked a site to start clearing. While clearing a spot for a burn pile, our bulldozer guy found and even better, level spot, so we went with it.

Here’s the south-facing shot.The garden on the south side of the house will get plenty of sun.
Plot Facing South

And here’s the north-facing shot. Notice where the circular driveway goes around the trees in the back. I plan to put a park bench and a flower garden there.
Plot Facing North

Here’s the before-after pics of the entrance from the road. This was the biggest surprise of the day. It’s got the grove look we wanted to shoot for. Way cool!

Before
Property Entrance Before

After
Property Entrance After Brush Hogging

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posted 09-13-2009 01:12 PM

looks great ….keep us post on the progress…......exciting times…

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 09-14-2009 04:28 PM

One step closer to moving in….

Watch for snakes in the grass….

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posted 09-15-2009 04:04 AM

Snake sightings is now 2; neither of the poisonous variety. :)

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posted 09-15-2009 04:37 PM

Looks like it going to be a good site. No neighbors 10 feet away from you. I don’t like the way builders put 10 houses on 5 lots today. You don’t have to worry about that. Great lot.

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posted 09-16-2009 12:13 AM

Looks great!

-- CJIII

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posted 03-18-2010 10:56 AM

How exciting! Having owned the land for that long and now you are building. The household must be buzzing with anticipation. I look forward to progress reports and cannot wait to hear of you and your family finally moving into your dream home.

Congratulations.

-- Jack - http://www.deeplas.co.uk/

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