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Coming Together

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Today has been part two of my 22 day vacation from the shop.

I was happy to hear tonight that a friend at lotterypost was having success with my sum pair theory.  Another piece of the proverbial puzzle slides into place with experimental data to back it up.  Makes me feel good.

Terri and I played five easy picks for the Mega Millions last night.  Hit two out of five numbers in one set, so that means about squat.

My step-daughter is back home with her grandmother for now.  We should have her back with us next month for the new school year.

Finally finished tarring the roof this afternoon when it started to cool-off outside.  My long handled roller came apart so the rest was completed on bended knee.

I've been asked how the plans for my underground house are coming along.  I'm happy to report that upon careful survey of my property.  I own what could be best described as a heavily-wooded volcanic or meteorite crater up in the hills.  Luckily one side of the crater is washed out towards the valley at a 45degree angle to the SSW.

On Tuesday a logging company will be following me out to the property.  They need to assess the terrain before making me an offer for the lumber.  They are using a CAT to pull logs, so I've stipulated that the bottom of the crater be leveled out with a blade and the exit route be graded down the slope when they are finished.  The cash I make on the lumber will be used to set the well and pour the wall footings.

I dug a pilot hole a couple of weekends ago in the crater to determine composition.  I was happy to discover that under 8 inches of leaf-litter and loam was the typical sand for our area.  I was worried because the valley below me is solid clay.  I was told that it is about 24' thick in some areas.  So with this there is no need to worry about drainage.  I will still lay underground tiles because we get a lot of snow melt in the spring.

I will post some pictures on my website as work progresses.

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