A job well done…


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Carmen and I filled in the trench late yesterday afternoon with assistance from four four-year olds ( 2 x two-legged, 2 x four-legged – hard to say which was the most helpful…) and are assured fresh, clean water….it’s been a bit if a saga since the old tank was damaged in a  storm last year but all done now…you can see some of the rocks excavated along the way in the middle picture, about a ratio of one barrow load of rocks to every barrow load of spoil…until I gave up on barrowing the rocks away and just dumped them on the edge of the pit…not quite as bad as digging in around Feature Golf at Tekapo and certainly no rocks we couldn’t handle: only one we had to hook the truck up to and brute force out of the way…

Painting the tank, pipes and the top bit of the garage will bring this year’s development project to an end…

I wonder what’s on the cards for next year…

2 thoughts on “A job well done…

  1. Is that a rainwater collector or a pump from underground?

    Good work, btw. I’ve got some stuff around my place that needs to be done if you can mobilize your team into action.

    • Rainwater…any water that comes up from the ground here would probably be mild sulphuric acid – it’s the volcano thing, you know…just thought I better get a good location for a secret hideaway just in case this whole world domination thing takes off – after the storm last year, the old tank was clear on the way out so we opted for a new concrete tank for cooler cleaner water and also to catch what comes off the garage as well so that doesn’t just flow down the hill into the acid stream at the bottom of the hill – anyone else got an acid stream as their boundary? – and I had nothing else to do with my time for four weekends running but dig out the new site…character building…

      The team, in toto, will be in Philly in a couple of weeks…

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