I met our architect and builder over lunch on site to discuss progress and next steps.
The site looks much larger now that all the piles of dirt have been cleared away and the ground leveled.
The biggest item is getting all the retaining walls completely backfilled with dirt.
From the upper terrace, the dirt is now level with the top of the walls.
It is also amazing how much space there is on top now that the dirt has been filled in and a good portion of the brush removed. It is also very sunny and has a completely different feel from the lower wooded portion of the lot. This will make a great area for both edible and flowering plants that just won’t work in the shaded portion of the property. I’ll also have a great place for a few beehives.
Rain is in the forecast for the next week or so, but next steps are starting the remaining excavation work for the house foundation and start forming it up.