Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oh, I Almost Forgot . . .

You might want to make a mental note to yourself. If you ever need to dig a trench and you think to yourself, "no big deal. It's not that far. 2 feet down is not that deep. I have a shovel.", take that moment to punch yourself in the face and rent a trencher. Seriously. You DO NOT want to dig it by hand. Especially in winter when the ground is freezing and thawing in turn and the soil is 75% clay. It is a bad idea and you will cry.
The trench from hell. To China. Those are the electrical lines down there. They will soon be joined by water and gas.

5 comments:

Sarah C. said...

I've been missing you! Glad to see your posts and your progress. It's going to be so lovely! And with the drywall up you can start thinking about interior paint colors!

Nathan Crook said...

Sorry to hear the ditch was a b***h, or you could also say the trench was a w****. I'm amazed to see the progress.

NC

Sarah C. said...

O.K. just in case I missed the obvious in the tone. Did you attempt the ditch-dig and then rent the trencher?

Michelle said...

Nope. We dug it all by hand. S to the tupid

dolphinlady said...

Was it raining? It's suppose to be freezing and raining while you dig the ditch. I will never forget our ditch. Ah, lovely memories! It makes your home that much "yours".