Turns out it's really hard to build a house, but I got my foundation finished. I took advantage of the bedrock and built the rest of my basement on top of it.
I was thinking about just building the house on top of the sand, but I figured that would probably be a bad thing. Put too much weight on it and it sinks or even one earthquake and I'm burred in my sleep.
All this work the past few days gives me a lot of time to think. I miss the city. When I was there I despised it, so much noise, so much traffic, and so many people who just don't care. Now that I only have my insanity to keep my company, I find I miss all the hustle and bustle. The buildings so large that the tops couldn't be seen in the morning fog.