Steps back ... as you read yesterday, the propane guy came & was a condescending ... well, he just wasn't a nice guy. We were informed (only after calling his office) that the guy didn't think our road was safe for a propane truck to be delivering on.So ... we had another company come out today & the guy who came expressed the same concern, though he didn't say they would not deliver. Until they decide, we are at a stand still & really wee this only going one of two ways ...
- 1) They get the tank here, set it & fill it up one time ... then not again until either the road is graded or our driveway is widened & stumps removed .... OR ........
- 2) We use the propane money that was set aside to get our driveway done & then have to wait until we have the money to the propane again (which would probably be about 2 months).
On a side note ... I wish we had the money to just do things all at once ... at least for this part of the cabin! It's all a little overwhelming at this point. We're not sure what to do first nor how to do it. I'm not complaining though ... just being real. We knew this would happen from time to time & were/are willing to accept that. In spite of the issues though ... we do love the life & are excited by every step ... backwards & forward. The backward steps aren't failure,as some would see them ... they are lessons & truly, we are learning!
My husband & son have fixed our (borrowed) generator 4 times. It's funny .. because my husband is not a mechanical kind of guy ... but when something is broken & you are going to have to replace it any way, there's no reason you can't open it up & fiddle with things. I mean think about it ... it's already "broken"... so what harm will you tinkering with it do? None! By tinkering, my husband & one of our boys has learned their way around the generator & fixed it each time. I am impressed!!!
Speaking of lessons ... here is an IMPORTANT one!!! Today in our area,we were given a NO BURN notice. Under no circumstances was anyone allowed to burn on their property ... not their trash ...not their weeds or brush ... NOTHING!!! Well ... the guy who owns the land next to ours decided to burn any way. In a matter of a minute, his fire jumped & got out of control. He doesn't have his home on the land yet. Nor did he have enough water to put a fire out!!!
The only house on this side of the mountain is ours. His land adjoins ours. Well, the fire department was called ... they got the fire out but not before giving the guy a yellin' at!!! By the grace of God (and as we prayed), the wind died down & changed directions ... or our home would have been lost in the fire. I'm sure the guy will get HUGE fines ... and not to mention, all of his land has burned. So ... moral of the story ... when officials give your area a NO BURN notice ... it's for a reason!!!