Tuesday 27th Jan saw the arrival of our septic system and our water tanks - oh my goodness the amount of fill that came out of the holes for them to be buried was more than we both thought. However we are just enjoying the fact that the tank guys, Wright Tanks, had a 7-tonne digger with them which meant Crosie and I did not have to hand dig the holes!!! (I hate to think how long and how grumpy we would have been at this!).
So the tanks are in, and do have water in them, it's just missing the pump and the power!
Meanwhile i got off the plane from warm Honolulu on sunday 24th Jan and we basically worked all day and the next moving bits out of the house and into the lock-up, up to the building site or around to Trish's (who is an amazing friend and is in happy possession of the big tv and the second Sky decoder!!). She is also letting us use her shower when required!! Thanks Trish!!! My poor workmates will have to deal with me being grumpy and smelly until I've had my shower when i arrive to work!
We are renting out our house, and have tenants moving in on Friday 29th Jan. Which was a little event in itself. We listed on Trade Me and within two hours had people looking at it, within 24 hours we had narrowed our list to 2 couples out of the 15 that looked at it and then offered it to one within 48 hours - very painless!
So instead of a 3 bedroomed home, we are now occupying a space that is 6m x 3m! It does house our bed, two tall boys, a fridge, table, a makeshift pantry and the all important TV with Sky TV - all the important things are catered for! Alas bathing and toileting are not to be done onsite - unless one has a bucket (for either!!). All a little adventure really!!
So one male, one dog, two cats and a lady will be residing there.
Pics of the ponderosa shortly ...
After all this hectic activity what did we do? we went to Hawea to help Crosie's parents celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Had a lovely weekend of talking and eating - it was fantastic!
Back Row - L to R: Callie, Paul, Glen and Crosie
Front Row - L to R: Gaye and Tom
We arrived home on Tuesday morning in the very wee hours only to be greeted by complete dessimation of our veggie gardens! Someone who shall remain nameless did not put the gate up and the little white four legged thingees thoroughly enjoyed my lettuces, strawberries, herbs, capsicum etc - oddly they do not eat mint (!), potatoes, tomatoes or artichokes!