Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The First Obstacle

So, yesterday, Mike went out to meet with the electric guy to get a temporary power pole set up on the lot for the construction crew. Turns out that there is no power run to our road, just up to the corner of the access road (where there is an existing farmhouse). Well. Fortunately, the electric co-op is being very nice about it & they are going to run the power in for the whole road, since it will need to be done eventually anyhow, and not charge us an arm & a leg for it... Mike even got him to agree to span our lot so we won't have a power pole smack in front of the dome. But it just serves as a reminder that building in a rural location means you can't make any assumptions. We do have water, we've already checked on that.

Mike & Todd also worked out the orientation of the dome & the leach field for the septic system, which will be downhill, naturally. If you had told me last year that I would spend my time reading up on septic systems & leach fields, I would have laughed at you. Funny, how life changes.

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