Here are a few details of recent progress:
1.) Trenching the new water line begins tomorrow (Nov. 29)! It should take about three days to run the line to the house. I hope we can get a few "action" shots along the way!
2.) Soon after the water line is installed, work will begin on the structural corrections needed in the original house. We have found an awesome contractor who has every confidence that the job will be quick and relatively simple (for him and his crew...not for me to understand.)
3.) Yesterday (Nov. 27), Scott and Carl cut down an Ash tree in the front yard south of the house. It was quite the show, what with all the chainsaw noise and ropes and such. They got it down, and Marita and I kept busy dragging the little branches to the burn pile. Unfortunately, the camera was left at home! (You'll have to use your imagination.)
The Ash trunk has been sliced into easy-to-burn chunks.
4.) While in Kearney for the Thanksgiving holiday, Scott bought a trail camera at Cabela's. He has it set up in the barn to see if we can discover who or what is digging big holes under the concrete slab. Is it a badger? Or perhaps a fox? Or a run-of-the-mill racoon? Stay tuned to find out!