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Journal Entries

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.

Concrete Evidence of Progress

The push to the finish line is on, with multiple trades buzzing around every day. Just 19 days left to move-in. Electricians, painters, plumbers, and last Friday: the concrete crew rolled in at 7 am to pour the “courtyard,” or turnaround area of the driveway. This section will have a textured, “exposed aggregate” appearance, rather than the typical smooth concrete. The 120-foot driveway in from the street will not be poured until after the heavy moving vans have left. Here's a quick 2-minute video of the process.