Been keeping busy w/ this Home Ownership thing. Keeps me from enjoying the gun ownership thing as much.. The wall started in Feb '08. Included demo of the old wall, removing 20 yards of hill dirt, installing 7 pallets of cement stacker stone. That ended in July '08. Started the room addition in October '08. Couldn't get the Final Inspection passed, because this horses patoot from the County insisted on seeing the drainage system work. Note: there was no drainage system in place when the original house was finalled in 1988. I had to install drainage then,to get rid of a lake in the back yard... So My Bro-in-Law, Mitch & I worked on the drainage yesterday & got a good flow. Will reinstall the sprinker lines today & bury the pipe. The poor last pic is the view from my upper deck of the Sacramento river about a mile north. 5 miles west is the Mothball Fleet @ Suisun Bay & 3 mile east starts the Sac Delta Valley. Yep, I need to weed whack my hill again...T I also need more spare time!