|Bundled up against the chilly morning, Luke handled the rented Bobcat as if he had done it all his life.|
|A nice, deep trench means you won't be running into the utility lines with ordinary digging around the house.|
|Here Tim, no shorty himself, illustrates the depth of some of the trenching as he cleans up the bottom before we put in the lines.|
Then it rained.
Some of the dug-up dirt put on a very convincing impression of chocolate pudding. We siphoned water out of the low spots and, using a neighbor’s tractor and backhoe, filled in most of the trench. Then the weather turned cold and the ground froze. This went on for a week or so, with the ground being hard as a rock in the morning, then when the sun hit it, thawing and being impossible to walk on because it had the consistency of a thick layer of warm grease.
With that job out of the way, it was time to start “wrapping” the house in preparation for the stucco contractor. Coming up next blog.