Apologies to anyone with a slow internet connection, because this is going to be a very photo-heavy post. I just got back from the house and an accompanying near-panic-attack, and I think the story of my visit is best told in picture format, with captions detailing my thought process.
The Big Dig
Whoa! It looks like they were here to do the digging for the geothermal system! Neat!
Yup, that’s definitely a lot of dirt – can’t wait to see what they did!
HOLY COW there is a dirt ravine and peninsula and dirt mountain
in what used to be the back yard! 😮
(Turns slightly to the left)
OMG THERE USED TO BE TREES THERE
…AND THERE TOO!! AND NOW THERE ARE ONLY TIRE TRACKS AND MISERY!!
(At this point I may have burst into tears.)
OMG MY STREAM IS GONE, AND THE SPRING AND THE TREES AND
EVERYTHING GOOD IN THE WORLD… SOB
AND IT’S YOUR FAULT!!! (sniffle) i hate you backhoe
(Walks further along desolate moonscape)
Oh wait… there’s the stream. And the spring. And most of the big trees…
I guess this area was probably really mostly honeysuckle
and wow, this is really a remarkably large hole…
hey dogs, come check out this trench
NOOOOO WHERE ARE YOU GOING?!
Well, I guess I have to follow…
this is sort of an interesting perspective on the house
And geologically, really quite fascinating…
Doo de doo… I will just pretend I am walking on the beach.
How the &#%$! did you get up there?!?!
ARGH! Get in the truck, we’re going home!