Chip and Clada Self-Portrait


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                                   Building Our House in the Caribbean

                                                                            Step 50 - Final Grade the House Lower Level
                                                    Final grade2
We moved this pile of fill from the upstairs and then bought 3 more truckloads of fill to smooth out the hill in front of the house.

                                       Final grade3  Final grade4
Then we brought in a backhoe to move fill and top soil down the hill--Frankie did a superb job

                             Final grade6  Final grade7
Next we had Israel bring in his little machine to fine tune some of the more difficult areas
                             Foxhole2  Foxhole3
Unfortunately, we forgot that a previous excavation had hidden our A/C condensation line,
                                                    so we had to hand dig that out before landscaping.  Zuni tried to help us out.

                              AC condensation line 
But the good news is we found it before it was too late

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