A running commentary on things going on. Inspired by the need to show family the house but not wanting to deal with the complexity of Flickr.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
When we visited on the 18th they had filled in all the space around the house with the dirt they had piled up while digging the basement. The process was interesting. They fill in three feet of dirt then use a machine to pack it down. They compact it for two hours. Then three more feet-two more hours and so on until it's full. This makes it very hard for water to get to the walls of the basement. You can see the tension cables sitting by my car in the background.