Monday, November 14, 2011


This past week we rented a small excavator and dug a lot of holes... well to be exact they are ditches.  We now have a yard full of mud again.  That makes keeping my floor clean a full-time job, but I'm still glad it's happening.  This means that Joanna will be able to move in soon.  We had hoped this would happen a while ago, but didn't realize all that was involved.  We now have water line, a culvert to drain off water behind the mobile home, and septic is nearly laid then the next project is electric.   All this will be laid in the same ditches...

view up the hill into the woods behind us you can see all the rocks that we pulled out of those holes.  it's really not too bad.  other places on the property have had more and larger rocks.
view across and up to mobile home... lots of water collects in back in the spring and in big rain storms, so it'll be good to have this all drain off.

view down the hill towards our camper and the driveway.

one of the larger rocks we've encountered.  this one was too big to move so either we'll leave it, or we'll drill it and break it up with water in the holes.

looking into the drain hole from above... this will be lined with rocks...
 Mr. D has done most of that now to keep soil from getting into the culvert.

this is Joanna's new home before the digging began and just after our October snowstorm... 
a  36' camper... nice and roomy.
 So there's lots more work to do.  The ditches need to be filled in before we get more rain.  It has been spectacular weather thus far... we have much to be thankful for.

Our memory verse in SS class this week was Ephesians 5:20... it sure is easy for me to be thankful when things are going well and we have good weather/sun is shining etc, but when the tough times come it is harder to be thankful for those times.  I pray that this year I will continue to learn to thank the Lord for ALL things.

Giving thanks ALWAYS for ALL things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;