So. I mentioned a few weeks ago that we're building a house.
Not much to report except this ...
(Yes, Canadians build houses in the snow.)
We are the proud owners of a great big giant hole in the ground.
In case you're wondering why, it gets so cold here in the winter the frost penetrates 4' (1.3m) deep into the ground. So according to the law here, a foundation/basement needs to be at least 5' below grade.
What's a basement, you ask? I'll show you when we have one.
Also, if you don't know what a basement is, consider me jealous because that means you live somewhere warm.
On the other hand, we don't have poisonous insects & reptiles here ... I've never seen a cockroach or a rat or a salamander in my life.
Sigh. I guess that's what you might call a silver lining. But if you can see a palm tree outside your window, please go give it a hug from me.