Adventures in New Construction

We have started construction on a new garage with several rooms over top. The plan was to have the foundation and cement floor in and the lot graded before winter. Then when our builder had more time in early Spring, he would come back and erect the building part. Mud season can be tricky in Vermont, especially moving large equipment on soggy roads. So this sounded like a really good plan that would allow us to have the garage finished sooner. We thought the cement guys and the excavator had accomplished what we set out to do. They finished up yesterday and left the job site for the winter.
Today, the propane company came to fill the new tank which will fuel the new heating system and our generator. We’ve had some rain the past few days and there was some water seeping out of the bank where the new tank was dug into the ground. The ground was soft and I warned the propane man that he should skirt that soft area and approach the tank from farther up on the bank. Good plan… but as he got close to the tank, with hose in hand, he sunk into mud up to mid thigh. I was hoping he’d be able to free himself, which he did and then together we watched as the mud began to slide into the new driveway and the tank began to float to the surface. It looked a little like a tiny green submarine breaking the surface of the water.
So I guess they’re not quite done with the job. More rain is forecast. Stay tuned…
Where’s Captain Nemo?

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1 Response to “Adventures in New Construction”


  1. 1 Ellen October 20, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Hey mom!!
    Very cool… I’m definitely impressed! Just like Dave, I’ll be checking regularly to make sure you keep it updated!! 🙂
    Love you,
    E


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