Day 3 I have to admit was a bit exhausting. We had appointments to meet the surveyor, heating contractor and the man from the electricity board. One got lost, another was late, having almost forgot the appointment!! It rained for most of the day so we couldn’t do any digging. Sitting around in cars drinking coffee is nice, but not when there’s so much to do! The one time J came out, he got completely drenched. He just wanted to sit in the digger!!
I found today quite challenging. Cloud and rain but a damper on anything, but when work depends on fine weather, it can really bring the mood down. But we made some important progress. The surveyor set out the final position of the house, in accordance with planning. The heating contractor told us where we needed to dig our two 150 meter trenches to lay the geothermal collectors. The electricity man came really late and then told us we’d have to take our supply from a totally different source, coming through neighboring land instead of from the lane, which we were planning for. But it was information we needed, which we not have, so work can move on.
I started to really question whether we should use geothermal or not, as the costs involved are pretty high. Deciding to use eco friendly, efficient heating can be costly. Efficient, eco friendly heating is the future. We don’t want to depend on oil or gas, so that what is keeping us firmly fixed on geothermal.
Despite the rain, the water supply is ready for connection and when the rain cleared in the afternoon Digger Driver got busy on bringing the trench from the front field down the lane.
I quickly realised today that when things down go according to plan, it can really affect my mood and and the mood of the workmen. Staying upbeat is so important, especially so early on in the whole thing. Though the sun might not be shining on the outside, we have to keep it shining on the inside.
As my big Sis pointed out, it’s only a house and its not worth losing sleep over!! (as I type at 3am!!! hahahaha) But not to worry, I already got 5 hours sleep when I fell asleep with J earlier. Good night!