I may not know how to do everything but I definitely know how to do a little research and try to do everything! After work this week I spent some time getting familiar with the bobcat I borrowed. The controls are slightly wonky and it has its moments where it likes to die or refuse to move forward but I think I got a handle on it. I was able to maneuver it well enough to fill back in the hole where the cistern is located. Every now and then I had to get out and move some of the sand around by hand with a shovel but for the most part, when the bob cat and I were not fighting it made the job much easier than it could have been without the equipment.
It was slow going at first as I didn’t want to drive the bob cat right into the hole or run over the cistern and break something, it was well worth the effort. After a while I got pretty dirty dumping the sand and moon dust type earth back into the hole. I could feel a layer of dirt encasing me as the sun began to set. As I ran out of day light I decided it was time to call it quits. Now sunlight will no longer create algae inside the cistern causing a build up of yucky bacteria. I left the lids exposed for ease of access. It will be nice when I can landscape the space behind the house and no longer have this eye sore of a hole in the ground.
I love teaching myself how to do new things. I rather know a little bit about a lot of things than know a lot about a few things. I know I am a very capable individual when it comes to getting things done, though I will admit it is nice to have someone helping you learn all these things as well. Sometimes my own research only gets me so far. Case in point, my lack of solar power because I do not feel confident buying anything yet with what I have learned. Hopefully one day.