Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PSNH (the electric company) has wired us from the street- most of the way. Their last visit churned the mud up so badly that they couldn't get to the last pole. This will be accomplished in May, after the land contractor is able to go in and smooth things out.
We are about to leave for our trip to California, so the building schedule is as follows:
Week of May 18- Land contractor grades and extends driveway, digs cellar hole, installs septic system. Concrete cellar is poured.
Week of May 26- Well is drilled. Hopefully PSNH finishes electric work. By the end of the week, we have moved out of our rental house and put all our stuff in storage, and are now living at Tam Lin!
June 1: The lumber arrives! Let the building begin!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mud and power

The electric company, PSNH, has placed 4 utility poles along our muddy driveway, making it even muckier! Soon they will string wires, and we will get temporary electric service installed. But we're still waiting for mud season to end before the land contractor can come back.  We're getting impatient to get started, so even the poles feel like progress!

We also walked all over our property, surveying damage from the December ice storm, discovering a stand of birches, evidence of deer, and one startled grouse. We love our woods and look forward to getting to know it in every season.