Thursday, July 17, 2008

More Pond

When the digger guy (Craig) first got here Tuesday morning he spent the first 45 minutes moving water out of the pond so he could continue. He said he took 4 feet out and dumped it in the woods. You couldn't really see it because the dead leaves floated on the water and it drained quickly.

Here Craig is digging the deepest part of the pond. His scooper reaches 28 feet and he went that far. Of course some material (as they call it) fell back in, but he tried.

They worked from before 9 AM until about 6 PM. They got the entire place ready for topsoil, graded the driveway, burried all the remaing stumps and finished the pond.

For whatever reason I didn't get a picture of the front of the house. Now it feel like i live in a sandbox. above is the view from the camper door. Below is a closer view of the daylight basement.

Below is the view from the edge of the house where a big window will be.

While we were waiting for them to finish the children found the big scoop, the one used to move dirt (he also had a scoop that had teeth for digging) and played in it. It is big.

Todd, not convinced of the actual depth of the pond went digging around to find it out. I was hoping to get a picture of him falling in but he never reall ydid. The stick is 18 feet and I was taking the picture from the top edge of the pond. The deepest he got it under was about six feet.

Over the next few days I will post pictures of the pond filling up. Gabbi and I placed soem rocks to measure the depth. Over night the water got up to a foot form the ledge. After 36 hours it was about the level of the ledge. Today (Thursday AM) it is almost to the first rock.

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