It was amazingly warm today after this brutal cold spell. I did not get the foam placed along the back wall. It will be interesting this winter to see what happens with the frost line and the exposed wall. If the temperature remains above freezing, it will still be possible next weekend to backfill sand over top of the 2" foam. The decking still needs to be nailed down.
We have a place to park again.
The lot has been transformed since the open mudhole has been buried. The grade at the top still needs to come up a few feet.
View from halfway down the hill.
Things will look rather barren until next spring and summer work their magic. The the landscaping and some fresh vegetation will make a dramatic difference.
Salvaging the neigbour's tree
There used to be a large white spruce next to our neighbour's driveway that had to come down. I peeled it and thought that I might use it as a main beam for the house. When the excavator arrived, the tree was in the way and I ended bucking it into shorter lengths. The end result is that I have some interesting support posts in the basement. You can see the Egyptian engineering in place to roll the post into position.
A long, long day
Pouring the slab was another one of those experiences with concrete that went on late after midnight, much like pouring the footings. I thought I was smart ordering a cement truck and organizing a cement crew, but not smart enough. In the end we needed a half a yard more cement which led to borrowing a mixer, getting extra bags of cement brought up the road and working until around 1:30 am.