It’s going to take a while to get electricity onto our property. We were hoping we’d have all the infrastructure in place to move out there by late September. Now it looks like we will be lucky to move there by the end of 2015. It’s disappointing, but we are in a good place at the RV park and we will make the best of it!
We thought it was just a matter of telling Oncor, the electric infrastructure company, where we needed a transformer and meter, and approximating our potential electric consumption so they’d know what to install. Oh no no no. It’s nothing that simple. The process is very detailed and requires architectural drawings and an Oncor designer and a general contractor and an electrician and several months and a partridge in a pear tree. We are going to do the construction in phases anyway; the first electric service will be for our MIL house, RV, carport, and Andrew’s shipping container office. When we are ready to build our farm home, we will go through the process again. It shouldn’t be too expensive, but it’ll take a while to wade through all the red tape.
In the meantime, I can’t help but try to grow things wherever I am, so I took advantage of our RV park’s policy of please plant things to make yourself at home, and made a little zucchini and sunflower garden this morning.