So in Seattle, we’ve been staying on my folks’ property. I’ve gone over this aspect, but what I haven’t covered is that the hookups for our trailer – while “worked”, weren’t really sufficient for a long term stay.
So, one month before our departure – we rolled up our sleeves, donned the frogg toggs (rain gear), fired up a friend’s Kubota tractor, and got down to business.
My dad is an established framer (he built houses, completed remodels, and built additions for over 30 years), and a self made handyman/jack of all trades. He has experience laying sewer, water, and power. He’s done all three for the neighboring houses surrounding his own.
So, using his guidance, we took down a tree and removed the root ball, cleared everything else out of the way, and dug a ditch that was over two hundred feet in length. We installed sewer pipe, connected it to the city, set grade, had it approved and permitted, and then proceeding to lay in high pressure water line, and 2-2-2 bury cable.
This was a huge project. We worked through sun, rain, and snow.
It begins with the tree, and then the start of the ditch from the front yard to the back. We had to wait a few days because of rain to use the stump digger to clear away the tree’s root ball.
Later, after the tree, we make progress into the back yard, cut the concrete pad to run the sewer line, finish out the end with a stand off, and check our grade.
With everything inspected, and permit obtained, we proceeded to finish up by running metal sewer tape, water line, and power wire.
A few days before we were scheduled to depart, we finished!
We are now in Albany, OR.
A post will be coming soon about this visit and about an order we are going to be picking up from A.M. Solar in Eugene at the end of this week. It’s equipment for our upcoming Solar install.