Sunday, November 20, 2016

Before and After the Storm

Friday afternoon, after lunch my wife and I drove out to the property in Magatas to check the progress on the septic tank. The top photo and the two following below were taken that afternoon.

As can be seen, at that time the septic tank had reached its highest level and pvc elbows had been added. The only thing lacking, was the top and the finishing.

Friday afternoon, about 4:30 or 5:00 PM it began to rain steadily. Saturday evening the rain returned with a vengence. Last night's storm was the heaviest we'd had in quite a long time. I was afraid that the septic tank would be filled with rain water. I was also worried that the sand would have been washed away by the rain and perhaps, even the sacks of concrete ruined as well.

I drove to the property after Mass today, expecting the worse. What I discovered upon arriving was a very, very pleasant surprise.

As can be seen in the last photos, the work was completed Saturday before the storm. The top was put on and the blocks on the entire septic tank were finished. In one corner, under a cut sack, there is a manhole. There is still a bit of sand left over from the project as well as 3 sacks of concrete. The concrete was put into the bahay kubo for safe keeping.

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