Category Archives: New House

Week 3: Foundation

Monday, June 25, they had the footings¬†stripped of the forms before I got up. A truck full of forms and a crane showed up and unloaded. It shouldn’t surprise me that these guys have it down to a science: they … Continue reading

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Week 2: Footings

While the driveway progressed, we made a batch of strawberry jam and I spent¬†some time clearing out the pond, which is overgrown from years of neglect. It sits near the north edge of the property and, if you don’t interrupt, … Continue reading

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Week 1: Driveway

We got the permits. We waited 15 days for the public to object, and we’re ready to go. There’s been a lot of confusion about the roof line: I couldn’t figure out a way to make it work. At the … Continue reading

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We’re building a house

We had it pretty good in Westford, with views, gardens, sweat equity, and the like. Yet we decided to move. We’d talked many times about where we wanted to be ‘eventually,’ and when I quit my job, it seemed like … Continue reading

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