Last week's set-back was actually only one in a series of "disasters" we have faced since starting this project and I thought I would show you the series of events!
We find ourselves repeating over and over again, "It will all be worth it in the end!"
And, "Someday we'll laugh about this."
And, "If you build it, they will come."
I mean, that last statement is really the goal, right? And while I wish this were as easy as building a ball field, it is going to be pretty sweet when it's done!
This past spring we had frost, fire, floods all take place. It has felt as if nothing has swayed our way, but we've been fighting through it.
It took 8 months to get the building permit.
And what felt like three months just to get the ground un-thawed from the frigid winter. We had to use concrete blankets to heat the ground to be able to excavate deep enough. And at one point, those blankets caught on fire. Didn't catch that on camera and the aftermath just looked like char coaled tarp.
It's an exciting day when there are 5 cement trucks on site.
Then all the snow melted and and the rain started coming and that lovely new wine cellar built into the hillside, flooded. It looked more like a swimming pool.
Finally we got the floor.
And it felt so good to have trusses! It actually was starting to look like a building. I took this on a Friday.
And then this the next morning after a storm with 60mph winds blew through! Arg!
But the construction crew is working hard.
I'm sure they love me for posting this picture.
They've made ever more progress since this picture a few days ago, but more to come.
It has not been an easy process, but it'll all be worth it in the end!