The reason we went up Monday was to meet a rep from the Rocky REA who is one of the utility providers in the area.
I learned a bit about power poles, distances and degradation of quality when using underground lines. I say a little bit because somehow when we said goodbye, I was left with homework! I need to make a few calls and do a few searches about electrical lines and what our best options for getting from the power pole to the buildings is going to be. At least we got a good idea of what questions to ask AND the first stakes went on the property, too. It got a little more real - and exciting. If anyone has ideas, don't hesitate to let me hear them!!
Once Calvin the electricity guy left, Troy got the truck and trailer onto the property. While he was doing that, Riley and I did some tramping around again looking at some of the internal spaces. Still haven't seen any animals on the property but we were pretty noisy. Good, I suppose as the area has been inundated with cougars this year. At least that's what the news is relating! We did see some horses across the road so naturally I'm in seventh heaven. No sign of the sheep from the other day, though.
We got to work unloading the trailer and the sheets of wood from the back of the truck. I think I may be developing some muscles - a side-benefit I had considered before and which is bearing out to be true - yeah! The trailer had the quonset on it and that was an adventure, let me tell you! The box it's in had little non-moving roll bars and the trailer had a lip at the back. Troy, an ever-creative soul, tied the box to the trunk of a big spruce tree and then told me to gun it. Did I mention that he had to stay there and pry the box up? Three times cuz there were 3 of those stupid little roll bars.
When we were done, we had a nice little pile of building materials. It is strangely satisfying to have left something of ourselves at our new home even though we can't quite stay out there yet. I also got a real kick out of driving on the land. I was feeling pretty rugged driving on the slope without any kind of road. Even if I only drove a total of 6 feet, still, it felt good :)
Now to my homework!