I've got WAY more exciting stuff than peas tonight! Part of what's been keeping us busy the past few weeks is house stuff. And part of that house stuff was a broken water heater, which led to the discussion of replacing our furnace, which somehow snowballed into installing a geothermal system. We're going to be energy efficient! It's going to cost less! And they are going to dig up the whole front yard! The excavation began today.
Since it's not every day you have a giant trench in your front yard, we did a little exploring while the worker (I've been calling him Mike Mulligan) finished the job.
Pretty cool stuff having a great big digger at our house. Walter gave me the details on how the job is going to be finished up:
He's right. The pipe and all the dirt goes back in the hole tomorrow. Then we work on getting the yard back to normal. The grass will have to grow back, of course. We had to sacrifice some blackberry bushes for this, but Mike Mulligan was careful not to hurt the fruit trees and stayed a safe distance from the bee hives. I can't wait to have this done. It was an unexpected, but much-needed improvement. And it came with a digger!