The weather has been perfect but I did encounter some snow flurries and a dash of rain, which has been the first precipitation of the year. It’s been a dry winter.
This means that as a progressive person, you’re likely to be terrified because of the number of people around you who are strapped. That’s good. Progs can leave because it’s a free country. May I suggest California?
Yes, I’m feeling my oats because I drive around AZ with Arizona license plates on my truck, sneering at California drivers.
The lower level (guest level) is coming right along in preparation for framing.
The top of the masonry creates support the floor of the main level of the structure. However the structure extends (below) far to the right of the lower level. The upper level (on concrete supports) also extends out over the landscape, creating an outdoor living are and a master bedroom with a really nice view.
Building on a slope creates a lot more requirements for masonry and engineering than building on the flats, but there are advantages (mostly aesthetic) to making this sort of choice when selecting a site.
Meanwhile, the new year means more work, more pressure to generate work and to produce meaningful results quite apart from the efforts in the high country to build a hovel.