Thanks Sunni!!!!!! it's been a long journey.... still have a ways to go...speaking of 'going'....just found out today that I had a NON-WORKING septic tank and field...the ORIGINAL one to the house....some I-Dot connected PVC partway up to it...about 2-3 ft away and that's as far as they went. Sadly the county didn't start keeping good/better records until 1992....the house was supposedly built in 1948! (neighbor lady told me it was already there when SHE moved in in 1947 though!!!!!!! hmmmmmmmmmm.....) ANYHOW... not even a homeowner a MONTH and I'm needing a SECOND LOAN! so waiting on my estimates from the guy that was already doing the current work (thought we ONLY needed a riser...and cleaning, of course...) he quoted $7,500... and need one more... have to get them in almost YESTERDAY as the gov't program I'm funded through will be out of money NEXT WEEK as it's the 'end of the year'...and no money until NOVEMBER!!!!!!! eeeeep!!!!!!
not panicking yet<G> which is BIG... but other stuff that had to get done with the house either has been done already...or asap... but can't use it or do any cleaning (washing walls, floors, cupboards etc...) until I have a septic system! ack! so no painting for a bit either... I'd hoped to start that next week....grrrrr OH WELL....
I'm happy mostly though... guess I'll just have to take the moving of my stuff out of my larger storage unit much slower... (mostly house stuff...and studio/craft supplies) that can stay in the garage until I'm ready to move the stuff in....
just a PITA! and more lessons in PATIENCE!<G>