Anyway, I found all my property markers except for one. I have a pretty good idea where that one should be, but it should'nt really matter for now. If for some reason I have to have one put in, it should'nt be a real big deal, but until that time, it is good enough for me. I have spent the last few days either at work, getting some lowboys and trucks ready for action, but mostly I have been trying my damdest to stay away from work so I can get my plans all done and sent in for approval. I'm kinda worried that there will be some silly thing that will get me denied. I have never done anything like this before and I'm not real sure how easy the county is to get along with. Sometimes I think it would be alot simpler to follow in Richard Proenneke's foot steps and just build a cabin in the bush. lol.
It will be a little while before I actually start swinging a hammer at my shack, there are a lot of things I need to do while waiting for approval once I actually get my plan into the county office. My acerage is a mess. There happens to be a big pile of wood and other miscellaneous stuff right on the potential building spot.
It would be kinda nice to get that all cleaned up and maybe slap some kind of a wood shed together to put it all in. My backhoe also needs a little TLC. The main boom pin and bushings are wore pretty good. Some other pins are a little wore too, but those ones are not a real concern at this time. My place in town will need a little TLC also, if I plan on renting it out. And all the while, trying to hide from the employer as much as possible. Won't they please fire me? lol. Just kidding, it will be nice to take a drive into the wilderness the odd time with pay. Tomorrow I gotta go to Edmonton and pick up a piece of equipment. The boss man just bought two more machines. I guess he must know something that I don't about having some work going on in the near future.
For now I have a plan where everything is supposed to go. I am getting pretty close. I just have to look into a couple of other issues and I'll get things going. There are some good and bad points as to where the shack might be built. Can't win them all. Where the sewage treatment mound is planned to go, it will be sitting on about a 6% downhill grade, this will probably cause the mound to be wider than it normally would have to be. From the stake right in front of the camera in the picture below, then straight ahead to a stake up to just before the garage and then to the right to the bush line. That is the mound. I might possibly be able to make it smaller than that, but from my calculations so far, this is about what it will look like. I could be wrong, hopefully. I just "hope" it dos'nt need to be bigger. lol. And then it is quite possible they might reject it anyway. The shack is going to be built up past the garage and camper into that far right corner. Thats the plan so far, anyway. It will be over looking the creek, and set on about a 45 degree angle with the garage. I will lob a little off the top of those four spruce trees that are straight past the garage to open up the south veiw of the sun for optimal solar panel sunlight. I will miss a tiny bit of the early morning sun in the East, but will catch it for the rest of the day until it goes down in the West at night.
I have been getting my exercise lately, alot of walking back and forth and measuring. I have been out there probably 4 times, just trying to decide. lol. I guess, I should'nt rush things anyway, it could be my home for alot of years to come. There is only so many options availeable also, so there's not much I can do differently really. Finding all the possilbilities and then doing some research of the allowable dimensions and what not does take alot of time.