After minimal delay awaiting approval from the Brushy Top ACC of the new location of our water tanks (moved from directly behind the house to a lower, less conspicuous elevation), the site prep has continued in earnest. As you can see below, the form boards for the foundation have been erected. Next up, is the concrete pour and a meeting in Austin on Monday to choose appliances, kitchen cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and, if time allows, a visit to a quarry in Georgetown, Texas to look at limestone for the exterior walls.
Another exciting bit of news is my recent purchase of a Canon EOS 7D. After finally realizing that I could not, in good conscience, continue to document the growth and development of my children and this house with only my husband’s iPhone 4 or by constantly borrowing my Dad’s DSLR, I bought the aforementioned fairly expensive camera while my husband was away in Las Vegas for his annual March Madness boys’ half-week with some college buddies. I really wanted to get a camera with a full-frame sensor, but I knew my husband would go postal if I bought a camera at that price point.
Needless to say, the 7D works like a dream. I admit, it’s probably more camera than I can handle, and I haven’t moved past the green box and P shooting modes. However, I did manage to figure out how to photostitch images together fairly quickly (not to pat myself on the back but I’m patting myself on the back). I hope the images posted here provide a better sense of site and place.
View looking north toward front of house
View looking west
My father stands in the future living area and is looking south.
View of build site from the top of Bluff Ridge Trail looking east. The patch of white bordered by orange in the center of picture is the construction pad.