Breaking Ground

What a big day yesterday was… we broke ground!!! I spent the weekend slightly anxious and still not quite comprehending that we were actually going to be starting but I was extremely excited to see work starting yesterday.

I took the kids out to watch for a bit in the morning and the dozer was working on the driveway. As the day progressed work continued on the pad for the house. The kids favourite watching spot is sitting in one of the trees beside the driveway. Fine by me, a nice high spot where they is no fear of being in the way of the trucks! We watched several loads of shale being dumped and then spread out.

Here are a few pics from the excitement!

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Before: The stakes in the ground all ready to go!

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Jake posing by the compactor!

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Work being done on the driveway.

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The beginning of the pad and parking area.


The kids and I watching from the safety of under the tree… the kids like going in the tree too 🙂

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Another load of shale coming in!


And there it goes…

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The kids hanging out on a pile of topsoil after soccer practice. Also in photo, Moppy, my sister’s dog 🙂

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View from the back of the property looking towards the road.










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