Yesterday we had 10 38ft 5×5 box beams delivered to the local building supply because the truck would not fit down out driveway. They used their forklift to load two beams at a time onto my truck rack and we brought them home. My handy bridge crane was used to unload. These beams run the length of the house and will support the roof trusses.
This morning we mixed up a mess of concrete and poured the footers for the south wall of the house. The ground is steeper than it looks so we dumped the concrete onto a metal slide. As you can see we trimmed the jojoba bush just enough to get the footer in.