Hi friends! I spoke with my grandma on the phone yesterday and she reminded me that I haven’t posted a new blog post yet, so I thought I should get right on that! 😉 The following pictures are of our huge sewer replacement project. We had a pretty good idea going into the purchase of our home that this would need to be done, but we were not really sure to what extent the “damage” would be until we started digging (and by “we,” I really mean Mr. Fixer… and other people). We began a few weeks ago, and while I co-hosted a tea party for about 20 women, some of their spouses headed over to our house for some pizza and digging. Thank goodness for their help in getting this project started! Once again, I am so thankful for our community of friends!
Enjoy, and next time you see Mr. Fixer, give him a nice pat (massage?) on the back! 🙂
Notice that our deck is gone? To begin, the guys had to remove the deck to get to the sewer line.
The beginning of the line, and the digging!
We had some giant holly bushes bordering our deck that got in the way. Don’t worry, though, Mr. Fixer hooked them up to his truck with a chain and pulled them right out!
And this, friends, is why we needed a new sewer line. We had a septic system!
Mr. Fixer continued to dig long after the other guys left, and the following weekend. He’s such a hard worker!
And he manages to keep on smiling the entire time!
This last weekend we had some helpers fill the trench back in with dirt. Thanks Nick and Limin!
This picture jumped out of order and I can’t get it to go back. It’s a good overview of length though. I think it was about 40-45 feet of digging altogether!
Oh, and while he was at it, Mr. Fixer decided to dig out the old water line too. Does anybody have a good recommendation for a physical therapist?!