Beaugart’s Begins

Yesterday (July 15) was John’s birthday and, for those who know him, it’ll come as no surprise that he spent it working on our new house, which we’ve dubbed Beaugart’s (a combination of our two names). In fact, quite a bit has happened on this project over the past month and a half. Every picture tells a story, and so here is a visual taste of what’s been going on.

May 28, groundbreaking; site excavation

What the site looked like just before excavation.

What the site looked like just before excavation.

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Ground breaking.

Ground breaking.

View of work from the lily pond.

View of work from the lily pond.

John worked right with the back hoe to pull out rocks for landscaping later.

John worked right with the back hoe to pull out rocks for landscaping later.

In fact, we excavated some really BIG rocks!

In fact, we excavated some really BIG rocks!

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Measuring to make sure the foundation is level.

Measuring to make sure the foundation is level.

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June 20, we got our concrete cinder blocks

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June 21, we got our framing lumber. Thanks for helping, Randall!

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June 27, the tubing was laid for in-slab heating/cooling. Thanks for helping, Tom!

Photo by Warren Lynn

Photo by Warren Lynn

June 30, the concrete was poured

Due to heavy rain the previous day, the trucks had trouble getting up to the site.

Due to heavy rain the previous day, the trucks had trouble getting up to the site.

But thanks to help from a team of heroic men, the pour was a success!

But thanks to help from a team of heroic men, the pour was a success!

Helping John out were three of his Appalachian Trail maintenance buddies.

Helping John out were three of his Appalachian Trail maintenance buddies.

Just Jim, Lumpy, Bob Peoples and Bodacious hard at work.

Just Jim, Lumpy, Bob Peoples and Bodacious hard at work.

All the guys got really dirty and chewed up by the concrete.

All the guys got really dirty and chewed up by the concrete.

Oh, and it rained.

Oh, and it rained.

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What the slab looked like the morning after the pour.

What the slab looked like the morning after the pour.

Now John is working on preparations for placing the cinder block. We will keep you posted.

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About Frances Figart

Editor of The Laurel of Asheville and Plough to Pantry.
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