Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Our Journey to A Mortgage Free Home ... #10

It feels like it has been forever since my last entry in this series, so let’s see where did I leave you …

Oh yes, it was with this …

It would seem like we were ready to move out of the garage we were staying in and into our bedroom and bathroom combination wouldn't it????  Oh my, were we ever ready but there was just one little problem ... and it would take lots of digging, money and another permit!

Are you ready????

We had to have new field line to our septic tank installed!  We were under the impression that since the old field line was not damaged in the fire that this would not be an issue, but before we could hook up the water we had to have the septic system inspected. It was and is the law!

The results … the septic tank was fine but the field lines had to be replaced … which made no sense to us … but we had to do it.  So off we went to pay for another permit and to buy these …

and have them installed ...

and then re-inspected and covered up!

After passing the final inspection on the field lines, we hooked up the water and guess what we did ....

we moved into our one bedroom and bath ...

Oh, what a happy day that was!!!!

I felt like I was living in a palace!!!

So, now that we were in it, what was next???

Well ... you'll just have to wait until next time and see ...

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. Patsy, what a job! I've not seen anything like your field line .. er .. materials! How nice, though, to move in to your fresh new bed-and-bath home! Ah! Lovely!! You have some colourful memories, even this far!
    With a smile,
    Rachel Holt

    1. Rachel, I'm only sharing the condensed version, you have no idea what a journey this has been! So, so thankful for our mortgage free home!

  2. Patsy I found the photos fascinating. I don't know if we use the same type of materials in Australia. We do have a septic line move penciled into to our future plans.

    1. Sherri, it was a big job! I hope you don't have as much 'red tape/regulations' to go through as we did!

  3. Wow don't you just love permits. I am glad you finally got to move in. There is no place like home. Even if you don't have ruby red slippers. Hope this week is better for you. We got our increase letter this week:( Off to pinch my pennies.

    1. Patti, welcome to the penny pinching, dollar squeezing club!

  4. congratulations for finally getting into your home
    can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the house, so far your bedroom & bathroom are just to die for, what with their wooden window trims. ooo i hope the kitchen is the next room you do, can't wait to see what you do there.
    i have a septic, an old one, there isn't all those weird lines, just a single pipe that goes down the back :))
    thanx for sharing


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