Much happened during our vacation last week. The lack of progress has been replaced by steady work in the right direction.
Milestones to report:
1) We have water! LOTS of water! The well is only 300 feet deep and water is flowing at a rate of 30-40 gallons per minute. So, you guests-in-waiting...the shower will be up and running next Spring.
2) We have power! The power line has been run from the pole at the street down to the house. All that construction equipment that has been run off a generator can now be plugged in!
3) Framing has begun! There are studs encasing the exterior lower level and some in place for some of the interior walls.