My father-in-law is a construction master. He needed to run a ditch line for electrical wiring and for plumbing so they can park their RV on our property. He rented this beauty and spent two straight days behind this ditch-witch machine. While running ditches for his own plumbing and electrical, he used this incredible piece of machinery to run a long line from our main water connection to our RV. Now, we'll be able to bury the lines.
Yesterday, he got his electrical box wired and his plumbing lines ready to connect.
They are going through this labor and expense so they can park out here throughout the year when they are in town, and not have to worry about paying for RV park expenses during that time. RV spaces in the Livingston area will have a cost of about $400. per month, but the Houston area charges about $600. per month.
For people with RV's, you are already paying a hefty expense for the RV itself, for the high level of maintenance, and for gas. Expenses can be overwhelming.
It is good that we can provide a piece of our acreage for them to hook-up and catch a break from being on the road. And since they've been living in an RV for a very long time, I think they have truly enjoyed being able to get out of the cramped space and into nature. Taking a walk in an RV park is not the same as being able to cut back undergrowth on land that your family owns. Doing yard work or gardening in someone else's RV park is not exactly a desired activity.
So, they get the exercise and the fresh air with us benefiting from their desire to be productive out of the confines of the house on wheels. It works out for everyone. Out of their four adult children, we are the only ones who have a yard big enough for them to wander around in and big enough for them to have some freedom to do gardening.
My father-in-law is such a hands-on kind of man that he might have my house built within a matter of weeks with his own two hands! Looks like my husband is catching a MAJOR break as his mom and dad take over a few construction projects around here.