My wife and I drove up to the cottage lot today. It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful drive. The temperature is about 12 degrees (C) and sunny. The drive takes about an hour and fifteen minute but it took a little longer, as we enjoyed the drive, catching up on all the changes that happened over the summer.
We thought that the snow fall had been less but when we got onto the lot it was three feet in places... I appreciated that I brought my heavy winter boots!
We walked on to the lot from the access road as the snow bank by the road was five feet high making it impossible to drive on - even my SUV can't negotiate that! It was a beautiful sight. Quiet, sparkling, and the air smells clean. We did have to clear snow off the shed as it was feeling the pressure under the three feet of snow on it.
We paused for a lunch break sitting on the tailgate of my Jimmy, waving at our neighbours as they passed by.
On our way back we stopped at the local Home Building Center, and discussed the quote I needed. Brad Dale, Bobby's son, who now works at the store was very helpful.. In reviewing the plans and the material list he asked all the right questions. Furthermore, he was very forthcoming on suggesting a number of trades people in the area that I could use for the various aspects of the project: electrical, excavation, gas, and drywall.
Overall I was very happy with the service. I should get a quote near the end of next week.
Coming up: In the next week I will be revealing the comparative quotes, and progress towards the foundation contractor.