Monday, September 5, 2011

Dream House: week five

This week was a digging week at the dream house. Not very visually exciting, but super important!

First we had some gravel added to help with draining around the retaining wall.

There was also a lot of this pipe sitting around.

By the end of the week, the pipe was all buried, and we should be able to have a nice, non-soggy yard with good drainage.

The side yard became a series of hole and pits for a few days. Not pretty to look at, but very, very important because,

our new septic take is buried under that handle.

The vertical pipes will be hidden underground once the yard is filled in, but can be uncovered when umm, "things" need to be pumped out in the future.

By the end of the week, all our holes and pits were filled back in with dirt.

The basement also had some excitement this week. It's now waterproof and insulated.


In semi-related news, we now have part ownership of a 5 to 6 month old kitten. Skeeter just showed up at my parents' house one day. We think he was probably dropped off by someone who didn't want him. He is very sweet, but skittish, and is slowly learning to trust people. My dad named him Skeeter because he's no bigger than a mosquito. My family has two indoor cats, so Skeeter is an outside/garage cat for now, but he will hopefully move to the dream house when it is finished.



Tracy said...

ooooh- a kitten! he's so pretty. and yay for more house progress. :)

Tracy's mom said...

So much fun to see the house go up. Skeeter is so handsome and I think it's so cool that you already have your first pet for the your new home. Maybe he heard there was an opening. :)