The euphoria faded quickly. As Eade and Alba got to work preparing the site for construction, they were met with some unexpected expenses.
• $10K to excavate expansive soils and replace with engineered fill (plus another chunk of change to replace an unregistered water main that the Utility company broke in the process of installing it’s gas line).
• $2K to extend utility lines.
• $20K quote by the municipal authorities for a legitimate sewage extension.
• $5K to widen an access bridge, by order of the fire marshal.
• $10K to make sure they complied by a new county ordinance for water harvesting.
Three months after the loan had been signed, lamesadevenn’s “living project” was behind schedule and over budget, and the first footers had yet to be poured.