Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Working on the Sewage System

This snow happend to us on the May long weekend two years in a row now. Our long weekend in Canada happend on the 22, 23, and 24 of May. Victoria Day was one week ahead of the United States Memorial Day. It rained and snowed for the whole weekend and then some. It actually came at a real good time though as I just got my roof on, and it was real dry with alot of different forest fires in the region. It sure did make a mess of things though.
I got some stairs started in the basement, then got distracted with other things, like work. I have been kinda busy at work lately, which is good in away. I've been spending alot of money lately. I hate seeing the old bank account go in reverse to hard. lol.

I decided that it is time to get the sewer system all installed and out of the way, whenever I find the time. I worked on it all day today. Just a little bit of fine tuning and then I will be ready to get my septic tank delivered out. I could have hauled it myself, but I don't think the old John Deere would be able to lift it anyway. So when I get things ready, they will bring it out and set it right in the hole for me. I need to get this all out of the way before I can back fill the basement.

It gets kinda interesting when it comes time to join the trench. I was operating pretty gently in hopes that the trench would'nt cave in on me while I was straddling the it with the backhoe.

This is the main raw sewage line that will dump into the septic tank. It is 4 inch ABS pipe. At first, my plan was to have the septic tank right close to the house, but I changed my mind. It is now going to be about 30 feet away. The new location will make it alot easier for my backfilling and landscaping. It just made more sense.
Well it has been awhile since my last post, and I hav'nt had much extra time for leaving commments to all my favorite blogger friends lately. It takes a guy like me too much time to come up anything half intelligent to say sometimes, but I have been checking some blogs out occasionally. We have daylight here until about 11 pm and I have been utilizing that quite abit it lately.


  1. Buddy, what you are doing is way more important than worrying about commenting on our bolgs! Looking real good and coming along nicely, I think!

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Snow? Snow? When is spring in the cold country July? LOL Your homestead looks great Mark.

    See Ya.

  3. Hermit,
    Its great to see you posting. I was gettin' a lil worried 'bout you. I had no idea that Canada got snow in June. We have been having temps in the upper 90's..lol. Your progress is always great. A lil at a time is all we can do sometimes. At any rate, your place is looking great!!!!! ~Jen

  4. Thanks Jim. It is coming along a bit at a time. Not quite as fast as I would like it, but it is coming along.

  5. Lol. Tony, actually we did have some pretty nice weather for quite awhile in May. It was getting pretty dry and fire bans were on. Then on the May long weekend it just seems to want to snow. It did'nt last long, though, it all melted fast.

  6. Thanks Jen. That snow was actually in May and it melted a couple days later. I agree, a little at time. It will get done eventually. Obviously, not a major panick on my end.

  7. Looking good, my friend. Just have to keep at it and one day, you'll be sitting in your house and wonder 'how did I ever get this all done'? Post when you can, the pics are great.

  8. Thanks Sharon. I can hardly wait until the day comes when I am moving in.