Sunday, September 16, 2012

Meadowlark Update

A whole lotta diggin' holes!

Slooooow is an understatement.  But we are doing the best we can.  I've come up with a new formula to describe our cabin life.  It is called the "Times Three Theory".  Here's how it works:

We think electrical installation will take 4 weeks... BUT, apply the formula to find the actual time requirement: 4 weeks (3) = 12 weeks

We think electrical installation will cost $300... BUT, apply the formula to find the actual cost: $300 (3) = $900

We think we need 50 feet of wire... yep! you guessed it!  We actually need 150 feet of wire!

Seven trips to Lowe's (and the like) should cover it, right?  NOPE... silly us, 7 (3) = 21 TRIPS

Well, it's all in good fun and I try to count my blessings, because those too apply to the rule.  Happiness times three equals three times the happiness!!!


The cabin is actually wired, though it took most of the summer.  And we've spent the last couple of weeks trenching and running electric wire and water pipes from the source to our cabin. It is a lot of hard work, but it must be done if we ever want to flip a switch to have instant light and have running water at the turn of a faucet.

trench line for the water... that sucker is DEEP! the water line must be buried below frost line to prevent freezing

tough, physical labor. I don't give myself enough credit.  I'm in decent physical shape, if I do say so myself!

I channeled Stanley Yelnats throughout and recited the entire book of Holes at least twice during the process
this is why we were digging the hole.  Our new water line had to tie into the existing water line.  good work, Phil!  Our fittings were tight and secure with no leakage!