We spoke to Kurt yesterday and that is when the road bans are due to come off. Road bans are put on to prevent heavy vehicles from traveling on county and township roads that do not have the same good road base as the highways.
As the frost comes out of the ground, the road bases can be soft and heavy loads will damage the roads.
We've pretty much finished deciding on what the siding colors will be as well as the roof. We only need to go in and finalize that.
Now I begin in earnest to clean out the back entry way so that when the construction does begin I won't be in a rush to toss everything into boxes 'willy nilly' and hope to be able to find things after the remodel.
Here is a photo of the house that I'd done for artistic value. I wanted it to look beautiful. Photographed last summer in Infrared.
This is the south facing part of the house. When finished, it will have a porch extending 9 feet from the house as it is pictured here.
South west facing corner of the house. I dug out all of the flowers and plantings around the house last fall so that the guys working on the house wouldn't be stepping on them. I relocated what I could and hopefully some of the plantings will survive to be moved back.
This is the north side of the house. As you can see, this is a Tiny House. We call it a cottage.
There will be a basement and an addition put on this side. It will extend the house 10 ft out from where it is now.
The new space will give us a slighty larger bathroom, a mudroom, a real kitchen and a downstairs bedroom.
And here is the view from the the bottom of the driveway. The driveway extends quite a ways up towards the ridge top.
The look and feel of the place will change for the better we think!