So Kelly and his team (pictured below) from Foothill Geotechnical came by with their drill rig and drilled some holes in the front yard (like we don't have 3 dogs that do that already).
Well the first hole was not too successful - lots of quartz and decomposing granite accompanied by an enormous boulder under that. Smokes, they only got to 6 feet.
So a few more holes and then we hit - yes, you guessed it, water. (no, not gold!!) Anyway, they got 4 holes drilled and Kelly's first analysis is that the soil is very good for building a house on, we won't wash away down the hil or sink into a hole the size of the one in Peru.
Kelly also enlightened us to why we live on Shoo Fly Rd - and NO its not named after the stupid pie. (who ever wants to eat pie that has flies on it!!)
Shoo Fly is actually a type of slate that our road sits on, the Shoo Fly Complex sits in the Great Divide (that is what they call our area) - unfortunately there isn't much written about it but I will enlighten your geological minds as more info comes in.
So next is to narrow down the plans for the house, oh boy, stay tuned...