Thursday, June 01, 2006

Driving into the new year

We had an incredibly mild winter, with little snow. It was so mild that our excavation contractor (Mark McKinnon, a family friend) was able to put in a driveway. We were able to spend some time clearing dead trees and the like as well, with the help of Mom & Dad Wiggins. Joe Nyenhuis, my sister's husband, also helped out with cutting trees. We found cutting trees a bit nerve-wracking, given the danger of hurting one's self. It seems testosterone-filled human beings prefer not to use safety ropes and other such precautions, but we all survived. Here you can see how we've carved out our little spot in the lot for the house. This is looking North. We're planning to face our house true South to take advantage of passive solar heat gains in the winter.


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