We managed to accomplish some things at our remote rural property this year that, while they are not much to look at, certainly make a positive impact on the ease of spending time there and will be vital as the new house goes up. Since I'm using this little corner of my blog to document our house building process, I want to include even these mundane essentials here.
We had electricity brought in from the road through an underground trench along the driveway.
After the power was hooked up, we were able to get an Internet connection. This is important, of course, for the usual contact with the outside world. It's also what we rely on for telephone communication, as we don't get much of a cell signal there. Our Internet comes through the air from a tall tower across the road. The dish in a tall tree had to be aimed just right to catch the signal for us.
The third utility to be installed this year was water. We called in a local well driller and he went to work. There are so many unknowns with drilling a well, so were very happy to see running water!
We're having our house plans professionally drawn up and hoping to have a septic system installed in the spring. Each of these things gets us a step closer to our dream of living full-time at our Hideaway.