So, we arrived at our site to find a bulldozer pushing dirt into the moat. Well, the large trenches around the foundation. We were able to snap a few photos before the workers looked too terribly confused. So, without further adieu, here they are:
|Working to fill in the moat!|
|So long to the foundation wall!|
Next, we killed some time looking around the area. We took our children to a local park where they had a grand time running around, sliding, swinging, spinning, and all of the other things that made their dad feel very, very old.
|He peeks through with a big smile!|
|Climbing up and up!|
|You spin me right 'round!|
|Looking pretty...and a bit dizzy!|
|She gets ready for a big push from dad!|
Then, we decided to explore the area a bit more. Well, that's not entirely correct. You see, the traffic was very, very heavy with the start of the holiday weekend. We wanted to return to the site, but there was so much traffic that Bryan decided to find a different route. Well, we learned that there are only two real ways to get to the site from downtown Fredericksburg - a highway that goes over a bridge with stand still traffic or an interstate that has stand still traffic. Hmmmm..... So, Bryan gave it a shot and somehow ended up in the middle of farm country. We were way east of the site when we decided to retrace our steps. While it was a crazy miscalculation, it did allow us to see some of the open countryside. Bonus!
|Bryan "knew" he was on the right path.|
Next, we attempted to go back to the site again. We waded through the traffic to visit the site again. We found the workers from our site had already called it quits. Those working on the home across from the model continued to work. Here are the pictures that we took before leaving the site for the night:
|A loader sits in our driveway.|
|Soon enough, our home will be towering over this loader.|
|The front of the site is filled, but others are open.|
|A quick shot of the mystery room with no exit or windows.|
|A new look down into the moat.|
|Drainage through our storage room window? Bryan's thumb is playing Where's Waldo.|
|A less than elegant shot of Bryan's finger and the right side of the mystery room.|
|The enclosure for the egress window has been installed.|
|More plumbing has been installed.|
|The hole near the fire hydrant has been filled and the water shut off valves jut out from the dirt.|
After finishing our dinner, we were back on the road again to the rental. It ended up being a very long day, but so much fun! We will probably not visit again until Monday. However, if any word about anything comes from our project manager, sales representative, loan officer, or the voices in our heads, we will post it here.
In the meantime...good night and good luck.