March 1999 (see also Pictures from March 31, 1999)
The snow is rapidly melting away, and revealing the building lot that has lay hidden
under a thick layer of ice and snow. This picture shows our utility pole, still waiting for electric hookup...now, we're told that the pole must be at the exact edge of the foundation in order to be hooked up, so we have to wait until the forms are in for the basement, so we can get exact placement. At that point, we'll have to relocate the conduit to turn in toward the dome.
We had a banner Spring day this past weekend, (March 27) and thoroughly enjoyed shedding the winter coats while we cleared some more trail.
The hillside looks a little different, with some earth shoved around so that the foundation drain could be installed. In the foreground, you can see one of many very muddy puddles, formed from the quick snowmelt.
The new foundation drain:
Pictures from March 31, 1999