it has been raining here off and on for days, it is seriously confusing to me. i thought durango was technically a desert. right now it feels more like juneau, alaska. the rain, the cold & the fact that i can see mountains with fresh snow is a little unnerving however, I just read in the paper that this is the end of the rain & we should have a dry mild fall, perfect building weather!
the rain has made moving into our new home a little difficult & muddy, & it has made björn's job clearing the land not so super awesome. however, he has had some great help the last few days. we hired doc ricketts tree service to fell a large tree that was in danger of some day falling on our new house (that would not be cool) & to prune a few of the bigger limbs around the property. then björn & our new friend, roger cleared the land of all the debris using our new trailer we pick up in farmington, nm on tuesday.
other news, we turned in the plans to the city & lucky for us they didn't seem too busy so we expect a quick turn around on a permit. (as long as they don't have any problems with our plans) we have moved into the airstream, but im not finished making it home. i will definitely do an entire post dedicated to casper the friendly airstream!
here are photos of the land then & now:
|filled with trees|
|lilac bushes along the south side of the property|
|Björn using a backhoe to move boulders and tree roots|
|our new trailer- kiwi|
|roger and björn loading up with branches|
|still a lot of big boulders but the excavators will take care of that|
|our river view- imagine some awesome landscaping|
|the narrow gauge train going by|