Slow and Steady…


We are slowly but surely making progress on our property. DH had the last two weeks off, so we managed to get quite a bit done.

-We closed on the double wide and had it moved to the property. We decided to have the front of the house face the road, which is on the south side of the property. It’s halfway between the barn and the mud pit that we affectionately call Mosquito Pit Pond. I’m very happy with the house placement.

-We used a ditch witch to trench a line from the new (as of today!) water meter to the house. I keep calling it a trench wench, but apparently that’s the wrong term. We had to dig an 18 inch trench so the water line would be underneath the frost line.

-We got our part of the electricity done and now we are on the list to have electric set up within the next two weeks. Our electric company recommended a gentleman that would build and install the circuit thingy that we needed for just a hair over the cost of the raw materials.

-We’ve started the process for our septic and we are waiting for the permits to be pulled so we can get the septic in.

-We have also moved all of our furniture and boxes into the house so we can unpack them at our leisure when we are at the property.

-We bought blinds for the house and plan to install them all this week. I also found a bag full of really nice curtains at the resale shop yesterday. There is enough for almost every window in my house, and for less than the cost of 1 panel at the local big box store. Yay.

-We spent 9 out of the 10 days that DH had off at the property. Most of the time we were working, but I did get to spend a day watching the kids fish and fly kites while I sat on my tush and enjoyed the fresh air. Even though the temperature has been 105+F, there is always a great breeze that makes the scorching weather bearable.


School starts in a couple of weeks and I really wanted to be on the property before that happened. I’m a little frustrated that it won’t work out that way, but I’m still hopeful that we will be able to move in full time before the end of August… I guess time will tell.


One thought on “Slow and Steady…

  1. Hang in there! It seems like we’re on a six month delay from you guys. We’re still excavating road, prepping for power lines, and clearing land for the house, garden, etc. It’s like molasses.

    How far did you guys have to run power? Our run is 700ft. and the power company is really trying to stick it to us.

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