It took 1 year for permits to be granted. We needed to come off the septic tank and hook up to a sewer line that ran down the middle of the street from a residence that found it necessary to abandon his septic when it failed. So, our gain—the ability to pay mightily to hook up to the county sewer system. We will stay on well water, but no longer have to deal with all the joys of maintaining a septic system.
Once permits were given, we were able to break ground, literally. As the topography reports revealed that the soil, which made everything grow so well, was full of clay and required much fortification for building on. So 50 yards of soil was withdrawn and new soil and rock brought in for the new pool house.
First up: the pool house. In an attempt to glam up a 58’ long x 16’ wide building that could have ended up looking like a trailer, we decided to add height. So, we now have a delightful pool house chapel. It also needed to block the neighbors’ party house that features every conceivable outdoor sporting activity in very small backyard. I think we have succeeded in doing just that.
Board and batten goes on before another rain storm comes in.
Slow progress due to intermittant rain storms. Milgard windows went in.