I’m working from home today because the excavators are here. Hmm, I may have forgotten to mention that we’ve picked a vendor and started the work. Well, that was only 2 days or so ago, so I’m not too far behind.There’s a lot they’re going to do in addition to the geothermal install, including a hot water tank revamp and some new ducting. We’ve even decided to go ahead and have them to all the framing, sheetrock and orange peel/paint work. Get it done in one fell swoop and just be done with it.
Anyway, they’re making huge holes in the yard, digging trenches and filling them back in. Fortunately, they haven’t forgotten to put the pipe in the dirt for the new heat pump and there are fewer coils sitting around in the yard. This is excellent news, but has some interesting side effects.
- The cats haven’t been outside and it’s nice out. The whining has been pretty irritating, but they’d hate it out there with all the machines and men. Not to mention all the gates are wide open.
- The meadow is toast. That’s where they’re putting the “slinkeys”, so it’s all been pulled up and covered over again. This means lots of rocks on top of the soil, and more grass seed. Ah well, it will be worth it in the long run.
- I will soon be able to start planting the peas. Once the big work is done, I can get peas and beans in the ground. The irrigation work will come later, but it’s not strictly required until May. Lets just pretend that’s more than 2 weeks away, ok?