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Building our new home: from finding the location, creating the design, choosing the builder, to the building process. This journal chronicles our process, from end to end.

Save the Laurels, Cut In the Driveway

Except for last week’s felling of the giant old, dead, double-trunk oak trees, this was the first day of real activity. In preparation for tomorrow’s transplanting of some sizable laurels, rhododendren, hemlock saplings, and even some galax plants by In-Site Out Design landscaping crew, an entry into the lot had to be established.

HomeSource’s grading crew, headed by Chuck, brought their big Deere track hoe in to knock down a few trees in the path, yank out the big old double trunk stump, and carve an entrance into the lot from the street. Trackhoe operater Flip did a masterful job of minimizing collateral damage, cleaning up the lot, and sculpting the initial entrance.

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