Although a long journey yet ahead, the thought of the new shop is the “dangling carrot” as I work on some of the hard stuff. Built the east foundation wall over the last few days and the west wall will get completed today. I really did not want the long sloping clay hill to maintain, so I’m building a “bulkhead”. Let’s hope the tropical system that is expected into the Gulf of Mexico this w/e stays away from here and only brings a little rain to areas that need it. At least I get to daydream of building designs while I work on this part. I’m incorporating a French drain against the wall and the clay fill gets packed by hand in order to keep heavy equipment away from the wooden structure. I separate the clay from the gravel using landscape fabric, hoping to keep the drain alive.
The building will start 5 feet from the wall, sides and back.
-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"