Since our last post in March, so much has happened! First of all, we now have underground power from a pole on our neighbor’s land to a transformer just inside the treeline near our NE porch. It hums… it is definitely on. We still need to get what’s called a “T-pole” — a temporary power box for the subs to power their equipment before the electrician actually installs the service panel. Right now we are using a generator, which has limited wattage. We also have a water line buried under the creek below the main house – as you can see from the video here, that process was something else. Among other tools, the contractor had to rent a pump powered by a diesel engine – which was used to get the creek flow past the place that concrete was being poured into the trench (with the water line in it) under the creek bed.