“We Can See Land!”
I’m sure THAT is what Noah said after 5 months in the ark. It has been about a 5 month journey for us to get to this point. As of last week, the lot is cleared and ready for the next phase – the building phase.
We chose our demo guy well! One of the firefighters is a contractor and had all the equipment needed and so we decided to go with him. Nick from Huxham Contracting is an artist with an excavator and watching him was impressive as he picked apart the travel trailer and separated it into recyclable and burnable parts.
The bonus of having a firefighter do your work and an active burn permit for the property is that he could safely burn the burnables and save tipping and cartage fees. In the end, this whole job only filled 2 40-yard containers and everything else went to concrete or metal recycling or the burn pile.
We saved the burning until Ross came home and then we invited our friends (and temporary landlords) Peter and Sandy to join us for a wiener roast. We even had the makings of S’mores. So much fun!
We celebrated our 33rd anniversary while Ross was home this time with a little trip to Tofino for the weekend sandwiched between the burning and staking out the property lines. We need to decide where the house and storage containers would go because that is May’s priority. We had a survey done (Bruce Lewis Land Surveying) which was most helpful and he gave us some great advice as a bonus).
We have great neighbours on either side of us that manicure their beautiful yards and our property has been cultivating weeds and dandelions for decades…how to bring the neighbourhood down… The one neighbour has even been keeping the portion closest to her mowed (I’m sure as protection against those nasty little yellow blights). So as our anniversary gift to each other, we went out and purchased yard maintenance equipment…Just to help good neighbours stay great. 1.6 acres of lawn mowed in an hour with this beauty. The weed whacker takes a blade so I’m expecting some invasive things to disappear from the perimeter of the property eventually.
Stay tuned for house plans…