Wednesday May 9, 2012
We arrived home safe and sound on Sunday around 4:30 pm. A couple of small trees on the road (2 inches) so no big problem to get in and Eric removed them with an axe. Last year it took a chainsaw to get us in. When we pulled into to the yard with the rig everything was A okay so that is a good thing. Buildings all okay, house okay and no trees down on anything. It was huge amount of snow this winter so we didn’t know what we would find when we got home. We snuggled into the building that Eric built for the rig and hooked up to power and we were good for the night.
It has been a bit hectic over the past few days but I think we are starting to see the light of day. Okay, wait a minute, there isn’t much light because it is rainy, windy and cold….about 4C at 6pm….can you believe it!
We started the water back up on Monday and checked appliances, taps, etc. for leaks as we went. All looked good until we heard a whooshing in the bathroom and saw water on the floor. Yikes! A burst pipe between the bathroom and the bedroom. Our bedroom has diagonal cedar on the wall between it and the bathroom and not gyprock so that turned out to be a good thing as cutting a big hole in gyprock would really have made a mess. Down with the diagonal cedar on the wall and there was the culprit….a burst pipe! How that happened who knows as we had drained the water and blown out the pipes with a compressor. Water is very sneaky! Eric cut the pipe and capped it and we were back in business. Stressful but no huge damage done so that is a good thing.
I spend Tuesday and today unloading the rig and getting the house back in order while Eric dealt with unpacking the garage of the rig, recharging all the batteries for the machinery and restarting them.
P.S. We are on dial up internet here at home so posting is a slow process. Feel sorry for us…we can’t get high speed where we live and the internet sticks are too expensive so dial up is it. I will try and post every week or so.