It’s the week of 6/8 so that means utility work commences! As you can see in the image above, the crew has been out to the site already to mark up the road. So exciting!
Beauty & Chaos
Our cacti are so pretty right now. There are colorful blooms all over the property.
In other news
We just completed all of the steps to obtain our building permit. It turns out it’s pretty straightforward to get permitted as an owner-builder. Because we have played around in sketchup (a 3D modeling software), making models of our tiny house with potential floor plan ideas, it was a breeze to put together a few files for the building inspector.
We took the dogs on a longer-than-usual morning walk last Saturday. It was about a half mile road walk to the entrance to Boston Hill, the central open space near downtown (and also the landmark our property backs up against). To get to the entrance, we had to walk along a wall for several minutes…if we could have jumped the wall, our road walk would have been half the time/distance.
So after letting the dogs run around off leash for awhile, it was time to head back – this time we weren’t doin no walk around. The wall is at least 5 feet tall – so not easily to get on or off. We found a place where the dirt was piled high, climbed up and started doing the trapeze act to get around to the other side.
After Brian climbed up, we had the dogs go next and I took up the rear. This way the dogs would have a leader to follow and would hopefully not have a mini-freak out and try to jump down. They did awesome!