Well, it's been a while, and the dirt work has long since settled in. There's still some dirt work to be done around the outskirts to improve grading & drainage, but it's in pretty good shape.
Cleary finally saw fit to deliver all the materials two days ago. It came on a flat-bed semi trailer, which parked out on the road. Cleary invented a cool system where the semi tractor doubles as a giant forklift. They disconnect the trailer, then the forklift arms just rise up from between the rear wheels. I'm told that Cleary invented that rig, and now Menards copied them. (The two company owners are good friends.)
I shot time lapse photos of both the dirt work and the material delivery, but I haven't processed & uploaded those videos yet. I'll post here once they're up. Here's just a few still photos shot by hand to give you an idea of where we are.
Cleary claims they'll start assembly on Monday, but it's supposed to rain here early in the week, so I'm not holding my breath. They say it'll take about 2 weeks to build it, weather permitting.
In the mean time, I'm trying to line up plumbers, electricians, and concrete to show up right after the outer shell is finished.
1951 Ford 8N
2009 Cub Cadet SLTX 1054
1995 Jeep Wrangler (it's almost a tractor)
New 40x66' horse barn/workshop
10 acres of heaven on earth