A snow storm event (Echo?) hit us around 5pm with about 3 hours of intensity buildup and temperature drop beforehand. Again, not wanting to uncover and expose our trench to water/snow accumulation, we decided to just work on the fence. Brian left work early and connected the third run of wire to about halfway up the northeast slope. Take that white dog!
Prior to heading to the property to work on the fence, Brian reviewed a few fence videos to verify the best way to connect two spools of barbed wire. He noticed that the fence installer used a different connection technique to clamp the clips to the t-posts – using just ‘The Clip Bender’ – but our method works better [for our clips & barbed wire]. In case you’re interested, Brian made a post about t-posts and fencing tools.
[Brian also ran into our most awesomest neighbor, Richard – Richard told him that he hasn’t seen anybody trespass in awhile! That means our latest fence modification (the rabbit fence addition at the end of our driveway) has stopped people from using Richard’s and our driveway as a shortcut to Idaho St. We did it!]
We woke to iced-over vehicles and 20 degree weather (‘feels like’ 12). According to the weather forecast, our previous home of Manchester, CT will see temperatures of 60 degrees this week. This is an upsetting trade of winter climates.
Brian worked outside in the afternoon, continuing to advance the plumbing trench. Probably 1.5 feet to go plus one mega rock. The wind gusts were around 25 mph and the temperature peaked in the low 30s. Burrr…
High of 39 for today but the abundant sunshine and lack of wind made it feel much warmer. Brian took the third run of wire all the way up the northeast slope to our east corner (see featured image above).
We also called and checked on our permits. Even though we’ve received verbal approval from the plumbing inspector, the permit has not yet been processed. We sent the second round of checks for it on 12/3, two weeks ago. The electrical inspector is supposedly backed up and will have a chance to look at the application this Friday. That was also submitted two weeks ago.
Once we are finished with the trench, we’ll probably go ahead and start plumbing since we’ve been told we’re ‘a-okay’ by the plumbing inspector. As for electricity – we’ll hold off but will likely begin purchasing the items we need.