June 14, 2014

A Busy Week

Well it's been a busy week at Painted Views Ranch.

All of the leaching pans have been installed for the septic field. When it's finally in operation this is guaranteed to be the greenest spot on the whole ranch. The trench was dug from the well house to the house and the pipe was laid and partially backfilled. Now we're just waiting for the connection to be made between the pipe and the pressure tank in the well house and then we'll have water to the house.

The laminate countertop was installed in the utility room, to be followed by the sink installation.
The balcony railing was installed on Tuesday. Here's a shot looking up at it from below and a couple of pics from the balcony looking northwest and southwest.
Quite a panorama, huh?
We passed inspections for water and septic on Wednesday, so on Thursday the electric conduit was installed between the house panel and the barn in the same trench as the water line. Here you can see that the conduit goes under the water line from the well and the electric line that powers the well pump. But now we finally have electric in the barn! WHOOPEE! Now the "fun" begins.
On Friday the glass was installed in the front door. The glass panel is on hinges so that it can be opened to allow the breezes in. And blemishes were touched up on the door and the frame.
Looks pretty darn good, doesn't it?

The doorchime button will be coming soon.

The swallows over the balcony door are being good parents, but we'll be glad when breeding season ends and the youngsters leave the nest so we can get that mudball of a nest out of there.
And here's some photos of another one of our neighbors about a half mile down the road.
Oddly enough it didn't run away, but instead came to the fence to greet me, or maybe just to pose for a portrait?

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