Yesterday was a big day with the scrap men coming to clean up all the piles of junk that had been left here. It really was exciting to see all our hard work in collecting, sorting and stacking scrap paying off as it was loaded onto the truck.
Scrap is saleable so it will be interesting to see what this ends up being worth.
I think the biggest benefit will be in having this place more habitable and in knowing we recycled on a large scale.
The truck got bogged and had to be pulled out by the excavator.
We will have more to go at some stage because there is still junk to be cleaned up, fences to come down and sheds to knock over. Given this truck was full when it left we know we have made a good start!
The almond trees are beautiful in full flower and there is a hint of Spring in the air.
In spite of this I am tired and feeling blue.
Our shower leaks through the wall so I need to rip the tiles off, water proof and tile it properly.
Same with the upstairs shower.
When the plumber looked into the issue I had with the main toilet he discovered it has been double trapped and there is an air lock issue that can't be fixed without jackhammering the cement floor and doing the plumbing again.
I have leaking taps, blocked gutters and still need to organise the new septic that Council have told us we need.
My kitchen sink water does not get away very well and to fix it we need to plumb it into the new line.
I am not feeling motivated and it is ganging up a bit.
I still love it here in spite of all these issues.
The Mr. proudly drove home his 'new' tractor and slasher on Tuesday. He is quite chuffed with it!
It is a Ford 4000 which is about a 1965 vintage tractor, one day I will take note of the serial numbers and work it out properly. The slasher is almost new.
The best thing about it is we already have several implements for it that the vendors left here. The Mr is dreaming up uses for the rear bucket, scarifier, jib and rotary hoe. I hope he chooses to start by removing the 4 oleanders in the side yard and pulling up the old stump in there too...