|It started with a small hole, that eventually measured 6'x6'x9'.|
Despite our hard year, the boys and I really are being blessed and protected by God. This weekend four or five men from our church came over to the trailer and installed a septic system! Even doing the installation themselves, the tank and lines still cost $1,000. Half of that money was paid for by the church's Salkehatchie fund and the other half came from the men's club and out of the pockets of some of the men. You cannot imagine how grateful I feel.
|The 7,000 pound septic tank is lowered into the hole.|
The lowest quote I had got for the system and installation was $1,900. This, along with taping into the county water system, which I still need to do, was the most expensive thing on my list that had to be done before we can move in.
|We put the septic tank in the night before we dug the lines. Water seeped up from the ground into the hole.|
There is a light at the end of the tunnel now! We are one big step closer to having a home again.
|We made our sewer lines out of black, plastic, dome-shaped pieces.|
Besides the men who worked all day, their wives worked to fix both lunch and dinner for the entire crew. These women are experienced at cooking for a crowd!
|Ronnie and Preacher Jerry mark the ground for the next drain line.|
And because this is a small town, we were able to get the inspector to come out and inspect the system the same day - even though it was a Saturday. Now the septic system is legal and ready to go. The homestead is slowly but surely coming to life!
|The men check out the trench before putting the drain lines in.|