Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Taste of Spring

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day -- 78 degrees! Bryan took the day off and we burned off the grass. The area that was burned before is so nice and green now. But that fire was out of control and no fun. We had multiple fire trucks "help" out. Yesterday we were prepared. We had great help (neighbors) and we had lots of water in sprayers on the two four wheelers. It went fast and smooth. We were done by noon. Yea!

We are busy getting a handle on so many different aspects.  Bryan is working on the septic system, among other things. We have to have an engineer design the system and that design has to be approved along with the plans to get a building permit. We had one soil test done but now we think we want the septic in other area so we may need to do another one. The other holdup on the building permit is the water. This property does not have water access other than the well. I'm going to get the well water tested just to see what the quality is, but we hope to get water from the rural water district eventually.

We have several people sending in bids on various aspects: excavating, framing, windows . . . and we also have people calling us wanting to bid. Mostly they are getting our name and number from the lumber yards I think.

I filled out the online Design Request Form on the Viega website today. They make a system for radiant floor heat. I would really like to use this system and hopefully avoid as much forced air heat as we can although we will have a backup systemthat is forced air. As someone who suffers from allergies, I hate forced air heat.


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