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The projects, chores, and life of a family-owned, Northern Wisconsin resort.

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There is nothing as grand as when this truck arrives to pump all the septics.  Once you own 16 septics you appreciate septic maintenance and making sure they are all running smoothly.  Today we were up for our yearly pumping and what excitement was in the air

Steve giving it all a thumbs up so far

I will spare you from a more close up shot

We were not only getting pumped but also a new system installed at Norway.  The county frowned on Craig’s idea of using one septic for Holiday and Norway and it was time to make the county happy.  Using the argument that they are only used 1/2 of the year so only need 1/2 a septic may have worked in Maynard’s time but not now.  Time to add another system and make everything flow smoothly

The drain field wandering through the woods

Wandering and wandering…. amazing what a hole in the ground costs

What Craig is missing in Arizona.  What in the world is he doing keeping busy being on city water and city sewage lines.  My guess is once in awhile he sneaks down to the water treatment plant in Phoenix just to see what is going on.  I am sure Homeland Security appreciates his check ups.


The resort is finally quiet before deer hunting and Thanksgiving.. what does that mean… projects start.  The biggest and most expensive project next to Craig’s roofing project started today.  Kaubashine and Shamrock are getting 2 new septic systems and a new drain field.  The big equipment came in today only thing missing was Craig who always enjoys days that involve septics and digging.  Luckily he marked all the power and gas lines before he left for Arizona.  Question is did he get all of them…


Holes and dirt piles getting bigger and bigger


Shamrock seen through the piles of dirt.  All will be good in the end when things are running smoothly


Digging for the septic started


Drain field which will have to wait til tomorrow


First of 2 septic tanks being positioned.  What other blog posts picutres of septic tanks?


Both tanks in position.  Tune back in tomorrow for septic day 2

In the meantime Steve has Kaubashine pulled apart for carpet shampooing and a new exhaust fan in the kitchen.  Question is will he be the one to finally get one of the cupboard doors to finally close..  With all these projects going on, Troy was not going to be left out either.. He has the challenge of figuring out how to fit a 34 inch wide leaking bathtub out of our house through doorways that Craig built only 24 inch wide.  Walls and doorways are under alteration and being ripped apart.  What will it all look like in the end… I do not know..  In the meantime I think I will just stay out of the way of all 3 projects and work on stripping my cabinet before snow flies later in the week