Our building inspector sent an email this morning to my work email.
A bit of history… I started working at Lincoln Construction in July 2006 – just after the long awaited ground breaking ceremony at Leyenhorst Court, an 11 luxury home cul de sac named after our family. ‘Long awaited’ because chert and other Native Canadian remains were found on site. Another 2 building sites close to where we live have been closed down for great lengths of times due to bones being discovered in archeological testing. We’re located very close to these 3 sites.
So when i got this email.. my heart sank, i felt instantly ill.. and just couldn’t believe it. We just cut a huge hole in our foundation yesterday – below you’ll see 2 slabs with the hole in them just sitting there, all cut, waiting for a crane to pull them out.
Here’s a short video of the concrete being cut.
“Tell me this is a joke.. you’re kidding, right???” I know this inspector well, he lives behind me, and we’ve been working together for close to a decade in the building industry.. he’s actually one of the really good guys, one we love to work with.
Turns out it WAS a joke… and i missed it. He was laughing.. so was Bill when i told him. He got me.. good. I’m not usually that gullible.. but wow.. he got me good.
In other news.. the foundation cutout into the existing basement was taken out by crane this morning, and the footings were being laid out. Found out our windows are still 4 weeks away.. but we’ll work with that.
the footings are in!
Meanwhile last night, Bill took down a large part of the ceiling.
It’s getting hot in the house now with no insulation. Soon enough summer will be over.. but in the meantime.. here’s to one of the longest hot summers I remember in a long time!