From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 30,601
Visited Last 30 days: 172
Forum Messages
Total: 20,736
Last 30 days: 24
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,149
Last 30 days: 1
Journal Entries
Total: 5,240
Last 30 days: 17
Connections
Total: 15,141
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 81,183

Journals

Name
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
112,086 Visits | 934 Posts | 2,433 Pix | 42 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
22,719 Visits | 242 Posts | 361 Pix | 4 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
17 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
964 Visits | 32 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
84 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
325 Visits | 21 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
140 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
104 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
220 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
285 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,145 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, FL
66,373 Visits | 176 Posts | 522 Pix | 4 Videos
DCS
345 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
g4wowgwow
371 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
My1stOB Melbourne, FL
507 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
gypsyhillfarm East Petersburg , PA
1,101 Visits | 3 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-log-home Thomaston, GA
1,009 Visits | 2 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
697-Marlin Austin/McDade, TX
6,408 Visits | 63 Posts | 508 Pix | 0 Videos
skiddinginbroadside Livermore, AL
911 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
thedaniels Graham, WA
968 Visits | 5 Posts | 5 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts

I've been on your site a number of times and it is a great service to our kind of folks.
Elizabeth Powers

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Larry in Angel Fire, NM's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 4/9/2016

Picked up a new chainsaw to begin removing trees that would not be part of the excavators knock downs. Partly as fire prevention and partly as allowing for views. Took down a total of eight. Still have several standing dead trees to get out, but slowly getting them taken care of. Overall we will remove more than 20 trees from the lot, leaving probably 70 left. So we are not deforesting the place. ;-) It's a bit tough getting them bucked and cut up at 9,000 ft., but I'm becoming more accustomed to the thin air.


Spent several days trying to get hold of the contractor I was planning on using. When he finally responded, he simply said he was now booked up for the year, and wouldn't be able to get to me until next year. Huh? Some of the blame is mine; I hadn't locked him in to the project, but I had been waiting on him for the quote on the concrete work, which is 3/4 or more of his end of the project. I should have pushed harder for that quote. So I'm at square one on that. And that's a big problem. I have since found a contractor in Santa Fe who is a distributor of ICFs who also has a contracting company and he would love to bid the project. So I've shot him what I currently have as far as plans. Also will go and talk to another couple contractors locally. So I'm not going to panic at the moment. 
Draftsman says he should be done in two weeks. Waiting on the new engineer to get me his quote so I can sign off and get him going. Draftsman needs his design to run the foundation drawings.
I did decide on the excavator. The first one that came out. I was still waiting yesterday for a quote from the other guy, and still hadn't received it at the deadline I gave him. So I have nothing to compare the first guy's quote to except an old estimate for the septic which he was in line with. But he had been well recommended, was prompt throughout process and when I spoke to him to let him know he was my choice, replied he'd start next week with the road work and rough out of the excavation. So, we actually are beginning to move forward!


Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2018 Consensus Group Inc.