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Dan’s Memories

Dad usually used fairly light line. 2 or 4 or 6 (if we were feeling greedy) pound test. It was to give the fish a even chance he said. Never horse the fish in. Tire it out and let it come to you. Keep the drag loose, but I often tightened it up because I […]


Hey All – a little longer post this time. As you can tell from the pics, there is strong progress on the framing as the snow sets in. In fact, there is a bit of a race with the weather as the builders work to get the roof on for the winter which will allow […]

Ground Plumbing

As the winter hits, it’s getting challenging for the crew. The hot/cold/sewer water lines are in as you can see from the pics. Next will be the subfloor as soon as there is a break in the weather. Gary wanted to be up to see the plumbing lines “in person” but couldn’t break away from […]

Progress on the Foundation

Winter has it with some snow in Graeagle but the build continues. The initial foundation is in as can be seen on the Construction page. The driveway ended up with more of an “even” slope at 13% rather than steeper at the bottom and flatter at the top – which is good. We was also able to […]

Initial Progress

Builders making good progress just 3 weeks in. Footers and lower frame is in. Driveway is about 13% grade and not as bad as we had thought. Good room to turn around in a car and also good space around the perimeter.

Construction Begins

On Oct 15, 2018 the construction crew rolled out to begin moving earth and removing trees. It has been 9 months in planning but we are underway in Graeagle! We will see how the weather holds up and keep building through the winter while we can. Linda/I will take turns going up to check on […]

Cal Fire Setback

As we were getting permits through Plumas County, Cal Fire sent us a note that we needed a 30′ setback from neighboring property for fire vehicle access. Evidently this is a new regulation because our builder had never heard of it and we only had 10′. This could have been problematic if the builders ha […]

Welcome to the Blog

Howdy – welcome to eh first post on our blog for the home construction. We’ll be posting short blurbs about the build process just to capture things for the future and as a record of moods and thoughts as we traversed through the process. Gary & Linda

Welcome to the Web Site

Hi All – This is where we will chronicle some notes about the home build.  Not sure of all that will go here but we’ll figure it out as we progress.  Am looking into a possible 2-way forum in case anyone wishes to comment back.  Should be an interesting journey.   Gary/Linda