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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 5/21/2016

Excavator called mid afternoon. Said he needs to rent some larger equipment. He had gotten through the topsoil and was having difficulty in getting through the shale very quickly. I had been surprised originally that he didn't have big equipment up there. So he finished what he was doing and will be back Monday with a track hoe.


By Friday evening, still have not gotten finals from the engineer. No response to emails or a VM. FRUSTRATING! I called the concrete contractor in Santa Fe and let them know, but I also committed to them based on the estimate he had given me this week, understanding that the price could go up a bit. Maybe not a smart idea, but he had limited the increase to 10%, and didn't think it would be that much. Will know better once we HAVE THE ENGINEERING! But the big thing is to get him a commitment so we can get on his schedule. What we have to keep in mind is that there is a short build season here. We want to get dried in by winter. He is looking at starting in mid June. That's only about three weeks away! Yeah!


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