Progress, of sorts (pictures)

OK, I have you some pictures of the progress that was made late yesterday afternoon.

None was made today.  I wasn’t surprised.  The morning was way too wet to do anything, and the afternoon was best described as drying out.

So my current grey water (no solids, no tissues etc) solution which allows me to get the washing done (if I can dry it – tomorrow is forecasted to be very sunny), have a shower, do the washing up, and use the toilet for no.1s minus toilet tissue down the toilet.

So the current solution is....
So the current solution is….

This leads straight down the hillside into the paddock.  It’s far enough from the creek and our bore water as to not be a problem (apparently).

The Original Building
The Original Building

The original building houses the other toilet but there was an issue.

The drainage from the kitchen sink stops here!
The drainage from the kitchen sink stops here!

This is the drainage for the kitchen sink.  That is where the pipe work stops.

The broken pipe from the old toilet
The broken pipe from the old toilet.

This was the cause of the no using the old toilet despite it flushing.

The fix that now means the toilet can be used
The fix that now means the toilet can be used

Easily fixed though.

Where the old toilet's sewage outlet runs to...
Where the old toilet’s sewage outlet runs to…

Following the sewage pipe you end up at the old septic tank, but it has sadly been filled in with concrete.

The old septic tank. It's missing its lid, has be concreted in, but there is enough still there to use it for short term use. It did originally seep out through the ground.
The old septic tank. It’s missing its lid, has be concreted in, but there is enough still there to use it for short term use. It did originally seep out through the ground.

However, there is an upside.  1m (3 feet) has not been filled in and this means there is enough space for the toilet to be used occasionally.  But the outlet is the original overflow and that is straight out onto the mountainside.

The old toilet (it has since been cleaned).
The old toilet (it has since been cleaned).

This is the old toilet.  It’s actually surprisingly clean, the staining is due to the minerals in the water.  I have since cleaned it us a touch more!

The original toilet. At least I don't have to use that!
The original toilet. At least I don’t have to use that!

On the bright side, it is a better option that the original dunny which is now missing part of its roof.

That's also the original bucket and I have no idea as to what the saw is for!
That’s also the original bucket and I have no idea as to what the saw is for!

The old bucket is still there, clean inside I will add, but I have no idea what the saw is for!  And the bucket would be better off under the toilet seat!  Another bright side, is that when it is raining, and I need a no.2, I don’t have to go outside with a spade and hack away at the hillside trying to find 12 inches of soil to dig a hole in that is far enough away from a creek to be safe.  I can simply change buildings, even if both buildings leak, one more than the other.

So as you can see, progress has been made, of sorts.  It is still all relative!

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