The construction of Kamesei's new family bath continues. For the power and water, I wanted to run the lines through the ground, necessitating a ditch. Son Andy and I went to work and powered through the hot weather and hard ground to dig the ditch. Now I know what the guys digging the Panama Canal must have felt like. (Well, maybe just a little.)
As the saying goes, 'blood, sweat and tears'.
The sweat was from doing all the digging work in the hot sun.
The blood was from all the mosquitoes.
And the tears were from when I tapped into what I thought was a drain pipe and turned out to be a live water pipe. Only part of the water streaming down my face was from the impromptu water fountain that resulted.
Needless to say I am having to call in a pro to help me connect the new bath's shower drain to the drain pipes. Japan has a saying, "Shippai shinagara", loosely translated, 'making progress while making mistakes'.
We're still trying to target a end-of-October completion date for the new family bath. Stay tuned.