The house we live in was built in 1974. There are many traces of residents past; many years of other families living life and seeing their own visions become reality.
This sturdy old shed was well-used. We found a phone line, cable, and a solid work bench inside. Unfortunately, it had to be removed to make space for our new offices.
A matching pool equipment shed still exists, though every single piece of pool equipment inside it was replaced earlier this spring. That massive electric heat pump extends our swimming season by several months. Started swimming in March and hoping to keep on swimming until November.
There are a number of these round stepping stones embedded in the ground. All of these will be kept and used in a new footpath. The orange paint on the ground is where various underground cables have been identified and marked.
The highest point in the yard is in this northeast corner. The rest of the yard exists in tiers descending from there. Ahu's office will go in this location. Since we want both offices to be at the same height, my office will need a significant amount of concrete to raise it up to that level.
The existing railroad tie retaining wall is being completely removed to make room for the new foundation.