Excavation, buried treasure.

The Builder's Wife Chronicles...

We started excavation on the lot Monday (June 11, 2018). There was much excitement leading up to this monumental step in our build. Tim was like a kid on Christmas. He hardly slept, didn't take a lunch break and subsequently may or may not have been tired for the next three days.
*Shout out to High Country for financing our build.
We stopped by shortly after they started and were surprised to see the hole was already rather large!
At the end of the day the progress was impressive.
Unfortunately on day two we ran into buried treasure. Sometime around 1950 Fireman's Bluff development was a dump. When it was decided this would be a residential neighborhood all of the trash was to be removed and the area back filled. Unfortunately they missed a spot. A big spot, right where our house is going to stand. 

Our excavator spoke to whom we bought the lot from to see if they would assist in the payment of over digging and backfilling the lot. He was greeted with a big, "No." When we bought the lot we were given a soil sample that said everything was good. Sometimes tests aren't foolproof. 

And do not complain as some of them did. - 1 Corinthians 10:10

That night I read the girls their devotional. This was the headline verse. The body spoke about choosing to see the rain or the rainbow. 

I am proud that neither Tim or I got mad about the finding of trash during excavation. While yes, this is a large addition to our budget. It's just money. Money is a tool. And thank the Lord this is something we can fix. We choose to see the rainbow.

Now we know it is all done properly. Our house will be safe, sound and ready to sand for years and years to come. 

A big thank you to Anthony Lippis of Lippis Excavating for quickly and efficiently making sure our house will be on solid ground.

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