You’ve probably noticed I haven’t written in a while. Mostly it’s because nothing has been happening on our building! Whoever coined the phrase, “You Can’t Stop Progress” never tried to get a building built on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I guess as John would remind me, that’s one of the reasons we are moving there, life goes by at a slower pace, we don’t have to rush, rush, rush all the time. But still. Slow is one thing. Not moving at all is quite another.
As you would imagine, there are quite a few “gotchas” when you are building on the water. Of course you have to take the weather into consideration. The house and roof have to be built stronger than an inland home since the storms can be very severe. Also, you need to build it up off the ground more, either by adding more soil, or adding more foundation, or doing both, as we will do on the house. So, even though we were going to build up the soil for the metal building, we found out we have to build it up even higher. Resulting in more time lost and more costs! Another “gotcha” - if you add a building where there wasn’t one “grandfathered” in, you need to plant trees and bushes equal to the square footage of that building. And they have to be native Maryland plants to insure they will grow. Now I guess in the grand scheme of things it’s a good idea. But I think it’s human nature not to like being told you HAVE to do it and what you can and can’t plant. So, anyway, after these few hurdles, slowly but slowly things are kind of moving along. Sort of. The company building the metal building is now backed up because of the weather. So we’re hoping around St. Patty’s day is when we’ll start to see something going on. (We originally thought we’d have it up before Thanksgiving!)
This is really what has been going around here:
It did melt a little this past weekend, so today it looks like this around here:
The other day there were a couple of foxes in the back! The animals are having a hard time finding food. And one thing I’ve learned about foxes…. they are very itchy. Must be dry winter skin.
Last weekend we decided to take a quick trip to Maryland, and there’s NO SNOW there! Another reason why we are moving there. The winters are shorter because the weather isn’t as severe!