One of the challenges we have faced building in the country is a septic tank. The shire was very pedantic insisting on leach drains going 9 metres, consequently, as there are other regulations i.e. 3 metre from boundary, 1.5 metres from house leaving no option other than going into the orchard. Also the leach drains cannot slope down.
Just like a fox terrier with a rat, shook the tree to death and out it came.
Balanceing act dropping it in the hole and making sure it was level.
Two of these babies, bit of overkill for 2 person house.
Challenge number two is that we have been in the house for a week and only have one power socket on the pole at the boundary with leads all over the floor. But we have risen to the challenge manage to get the heat pump hot water going so we can now shower, do a couple of loads of washing, become quite creative cooking meals in the electric frypan all the time hoping we are not overloading the switch. Maybe tomorrow they will connect the power to the house, you cannot rush Western Power.
Monday morning we had five different contractors finishing off and the removalist truck arriving at 12.15 to move all our big furniture, we did the rest, and all the time trying to sort out Western Power, chaotic is an understatement.
However we are now able to start sorting ourselves out in our lovely new home which has everything I always wanted large walk in pantry, large walk in shower, big country style kitchen, John has his theatre room and I have my studio, downstairs studio will have to wait for a while. Love sitting out on the back verandah watching the world go by. We are learning to be patient and not stress the small stuff. It will all get done eventually.
I cannot believe it is Christmas in eleven days, have eleven coming down to stay for a few days for Christmas and haven't even thought about Christmas dinner, it will be fun though having them all stay for a while.
Hope you are all enjoying the preparations for christmas, fortunately I made most of my presents so haven't had to go near the shops. Happy hunting for the perfect presents and your preparations are stress free.