"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Well Digging

We've finally had some progress on the house move. I got an email from a friend in NC who says the brick has been removed from under the house. That's a start anyway. I'm not sure if anything else has been done, and won't get any news for awhile as her father passed away this week and they are out of town for awhile.

On the home-front, we're also having progress. This week the well-driller plowed all the snow off the front side of the lot and set up his truck. It looks like they are starting to drill. (The yellow house in the background is a neighbor).

This pond in front of the truck appears to be from drilling - not that they are clear down to water, but it's kind of a wet cement-looking mess. We've also had a lot of warm weather, so it could be some runoff too. This is a low spot on the site.

They must be a happy crew. The tank at the rear has happy faces painted on both sides. Kinda makes me want to sing "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands." I for one am happy to see progress. I was actually planning on waiting until we had the house here before we had the well drilled. After all, we aren't even sure it will get here without self-destructing. I figured we'd save the cost if it didn't make it. But the driller called and said his Spring schedule was filling up fast and wondered if he could do ours over the winter whenever he had a chance and the weather cooperated. He has an excellent reputation and has been doing this for years, and a bonus ... he lives about two houses down from our home site, so he knew how deep he would need to drill. He has also given me a lot of good information about what types of trees and plants grow well in our soil. Very helpful!