This is an awful picture with a terrible shadow but it shows a bit more about the bad dirt on our lot. Basically we have two issues and I'll explain because a few of y'all were interested in what bad dirt is. Ha! One, we hit groundwater meaning the dirt doesn't go any further down and we hit water. Specifically where our fireplace on our covered porch is going to go (pic below). That's one problem. The other us that where they were digging the footers which support the whole house, we found areas that had bad dirt - meaning the dirt is not suitable to hold a structure. Whether it's too sandy or has too many roots in it, it can't support a house.
Therefore our options are to remove all the bad dirt (100 by 100 square plus 4-5 feet down = $40,000) or bang these long timbers into the ground in about 120 places until they hit good, supportive dirt and basically our house will sit on stilts. Yes, we did our homework ahead of time but you can't see what's under ground until you dig around. A typical boring is only 3-4" wide so it isn't indicative of what the whole site's dirt looks like. It honestly is just a risk you take when you build anything. So yeah it's a an expensive risk too which isn't included in our loan. Not fun money to spend.
For some reason blogger on my iPad isn't letting me scroll down to pictures but we had a good weekend. Went to chuys for dinner on Friday night and Molly Anne was soooo good, I was impressed. Saturday she and I went to the mall and to do a few errands and saw one of our rental houses that we sold last year. We also went cruising the neighborhood with princess Elsa, her sister and mama! We were supposed to go out on Saturday night but kevin still has bronchitis and a sinus infection. Sunday we went to breakfast and to the lot to look around. After nap, Molly Anne and I went to Home Goods. Hope y'all have a great week!