Wednesday, July 12, 2006

our beautiful backyard...

Is now all torn up.
We have our new septic tanks in. Ever wonder what septic tanks look like? Well today is your lucky day!!
In a matter of 5 hours, we had dump trucks in and out of our front lawn, a crane truck come in and a front loader digging. A 10 foot deep hole, no flushing of toilets or running of any water for 2 hours, and lots of noise. The new tanks remind me of coffins. My friend Becky told a coffin joke. What did one grave say to the other? There's something in you that's coffin. ok...you know...I don't know if I even got it right.
So now we have a huge pile of dirt in our yard. They still need to come out and dig up a 10 foot deep by 66 foot long hole behind the deck for the drainage field. Which means more dirt and trucks and more torn up yard. But then we can make it look nice and purty again.

This is what our yard looked like before:














This is from our bedroom window. See?? All nice and green and beeeeauuuutiful.

This is what it looked like when they installed the new tanks:














See that little hole over to the left? That's our old septic tank. Made of cement bricks. Lovely isn't it? It was hand made. Over 60 years ago. It had some issues. Maybe it'd be considered an antique and we could get a historical marker on our house...

I don't have a picture of the current state of the yard. Just imagine the above picture all filled and covered with dirt. Then a mound on top of it.

More exciting backyard adventures to come whenever they come out here and finish. The neighbor came over and asked if we were getting a pool put in. I just chuckled and said, "ummm. no".

7 comments:

Hillary said...

Yay for new septic tanks!

It's terrible, whenever I think of septic tanks I think of that scene in "Meet the Parents" Ewww...

Glad that won't be happening at your house!

(Wow, way to gross things up, Hillary)

kassi said...

I might have said "sure, we're getting a new pool, want to come over later for a dip?" Kidding...your new septic tank looks more...accomodating? :)

Jean said...

HA!! I don't think you can get much more grossed out than by seeing what's in one of those tanks. Ewww is right.

Kassi...I sure hope it's more accomodating, and seems to be so far as it hasn't backed up into the house yet. Ooooohhh to have quick wit like that. Though she's the busy body neighbor, so probably would've told everone around to come on over too. :) That would have been interesting...

anne said...

You could put a pool over on the left sie by the treehouse. Please?

Jean said...

That wouldn't be good as the river runs down there when it rains. So maybe that could count as a pool? The river. Like a river runs though it? Though it wouldn't be very clean...

Carbon said...

Wow, that a ruckus in the yard huh?

I love your backyard though! It's HUGE. You lucky gal. I'm sure the kids love running wild back there.

Jean said...

that was one of the main selling points of buying the house. We're on an acre of land. the kids do love it, though the street is busy during the school year. Otherwise it's dead around here, which is really nice in the summer.