Septic Tank / Leach Field is Complete

Sorry I haven’t posted recently. We have been working on the house but also keeping our business running and accomplishing many other tasks at the same time.

We have found that building your own home can bring to lots of different emotions. Emotional highs and excitement over completing a task, frustration because something needs to change or was in need of adjustment. A lot of what we have be doing so far has been completely new to us and on a daily basis we can find ourselves feeling both the highs and the lows. It is a good thing to prepare yourself for when you are building. My dad says construction is a big game of fixing the next problem and it is so very true. Many things can be carefully thought out and planned for. But there will always be many things the come out of no where and you have to be able to “Simply adjust” as grandma always said.

Last week we were able to complete our leach field and septic system. It was awesome! It took about a month and a half amongst, blowing out rock in the basement, installing the power lines and finishing our driveway. But just as soon as we finished it, Dad and I laughed because now it is only a couple of days afterwards and it is just done. We don’t think about it, it is done and we are on to new challenges. (The foundation). So below is a video of our system getting installed form beginning to almost the end.


Ruffles Have Ridges and So do Mountains

Building on or close to the Ridgeline of the mountain. This was something we did not anticipate completely, but we were in compliance with it anyway. So you may be wondering what is Seth talking about and why am I hungry.

In our planning we didn’t know about the fact that you cannot build 25′ or higher above the ridge line of a mountain. The ridge line would be considered the point where the moisture runs off both sides of the mountain and down both sides. Kind of like the Continental Divide. The county sent out great guy who took multiple measurements and elevations via GPS and gave us an ok on our site location. This was fortunate for us because we have much of the site excavated. The reason they require to build below the ridge line is to keep the views beautiful and without large house sticking up in the forest. So this we agree is a great requirement.