I made it to 3283 around noon and spent a couple hours cleaning up some of the dirt that has remained in the basement from "the flood." It seems to be getting cleaner...but a few more layers may need to be pealed away. I also cut some wood trim to make one of the back porch screens smaller...which will be needed because of the new bathroom wall.
The day was so uneventful that I hadn't planned on writing a blog post this evening. That is until about 3:15. I had closed up the place and driven down the driveway. I was sitting in my car out by the road talking to my plumber on my cell phone [cell service at 3283 is less-than-perfect until we get cable and our mini-tower set up] when three large utility trucks pulled up. One of the workers came out and asked "Is there a new house going up 'back there'." I said it's a renovation, but yes. And, then I asked if they were here for SEMCO or Consumers. They said they were here for SEMCO. So, I lead them back the drive and watched as our new natural gas service was installed.
|The guys hand dug the first few feet from the house toward the north.|
|They then "plowed" the line in for about the|
30-40 feet to where the old line had been cut back.
|The new gas meter yoke and meter were installed on a steel post next to the foundation.|
|At the other end the new line was connected to the existing underground service.|
|The new gas meter is in place.|
Our plumber just needs to disconnect the pressure test setup
from the pipe at the right and attach the line to the meter.
The meter does read 0000.