Re: The all-electric future (NPR Marketplace Nov 15)
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Molly, the house is in Irving and nearly under construction, as we are still preparing to start the foundation. I demolished my old house on August 10 - it had problems - and I’m living across the street in a rental house. You can follow the new house construction project visually on my webcam at:
That webcam is aimed north from the rental house at my construction site. It’s one block south of Hwy 183, about halfway between the center of DFW Airport and Love Field. The vehicles past the trees on the left side of the image are on MacArthur Blvd, a major north/south thoroughfare which starts around I-30 in Grand Prairie and runs though Irving, the Los Colinas and Valley Ranch Irving development areas, Coppell, and ends at Round Grove Road in Lewisville. The Baylor Scott & White hospital in Irving is across the street at the left of the cam image.
The project is going slow now. The only thing going on so far this week was the soil testing drilling truck visit around noon today to take two soil core samples. Over the past 5 weeks (due to rain delays) there have been two rounds of soil stabilization chemical injections. The first round failed to meet the engineering requirements, so the equipment had to be brought back in for a second round. We needed a string of several dry sunny days so it wasn’t muddy.
In addition to supply chain issues, the construction industry locally is very busy right now. I started the house design process in February 2020, and I’m sure it won’t be completed in two years by February 2022. Demand is high on building materials, appliances, and labor.
On Tue, Nov 16, 2021, at 8:35 AM, Molly wrote: