Friday, August 15, 2008

It Is Always Something!

You know, the excitement in Mingo just seems to never quit! We had the new high lines hung, and now we have another scenario! We were getting ready to leave for Omaha, after a night of rain, and in the morning, Vern saw a big hole in our back yard. Well, the lid of the septic tank had rusted through, and it fell in! We went to Omaha, and Vern contemplated what would need to be done.

We got home, and he started digging with the skid loader. He took the old tank out in pieces, which you can see at the end of this blog, and put the new one in. (Lana's daughter-in-law, Liza, asked where he was going to get a new one. Lana told her, "He has one." She said, "But, of course!") Here are some pictures of the process.

This one gives you an idea of how big the tank is, and how deep the hole is!

Modern Art in Mingo



darla said...

That is the first time that I have ever seen a septic tank--now I know what they look like! Hope we never have to look at ours though! All that excitement--how can you stand it?!!

Tesa said...

You were brave to crawl down in that hole!! :) I don't think those pieces of "art" will make good climbing equiptment for the kids when we come visiting, though...
I am glad he knows how to do all those sorts of things- and has a collection of things like sump pumps just lying around for emergencies like this!

Phil said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Crap!

Phil said...

So have you filled it up yet? :)
The hole I mean. :)