Chip and Clada Self-Portrait


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                                   Building Our House in the Caribbean

                                                                                                  Step 42 - More Excavation
                   First, Stanley and his backhoe moved fill from the top of our lot to backfill a retaining wall.
Retaining Wall backfilled  Retaining Wall backfilled2  Retaining Wall backfilled3

Then, Stanley moved some big rocks to help with top soil retention.

Stanley positions rocksStanley positions rocks2Stanley positions rocks3Stanley positions rocks4

Next, Stanley dug trenches for a 6-inch water line for run-off water capture.
What a Mess  What a Mess2  Chip surveys
Chip and Art worked together, with Chip surveying and Art making adjustments.

  Chip lays pipe  Chip and Art work with Stanley  End in sight
It was a lot of work to get the pipes installed at the right grade.

Stanley digs trenchElectric lines buried  Then electric lines had to be dug and buried.

chip shovels2    Glenmore installs gate lines  Glenmore's family
           Chip helps out.  Glenmore runs line so we can install an electric gate.  Glenmore's wife and daughter delivered supplies.
    Malcolm and Glenmore  Glenmore and Malcolm wire
  Glenmore pulls big wires
Glenmore and his son, Malcolm run lines through the conduit.

Pulling WiresGlenmore pulls big wires2Glenmore negotiates lumber         
                Glenmore and his assistance bring in the big wires, and then had to negotiate a big wood pile!

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