Christina and I have decided to stay in Jakarta. Our new plan is to fix up the house and convert part of it into an income source. The past couple of months have been spent on remodeling.
We now have three small apartments, all rented, and 1100 sq ft left for ourselves. With rental income taking care of the property, we can spend more time traveling Southeast Asia. It was a challenge, but we are pleased with the results. It took longer than I anticipated. I’ve learned to be patient here (except for yesterday, the day before that, the day before that, etc., etc., etc.). 🙃
It was less expensive to add a small septic tank for one toilet than to run a 3″ pipe to the main tank. It’s made of three sections of 1 meter pipe stacked up. The only leeching is the dirt at the bottom. It was interesting to watch them work. First they dug out for the first section, then dug under it three feet until they could get the section to drop. They added the next section and dug down another three feet. So, I have a tank about 39″ diameter by 8′ deep. knoching a hole in the side for a three inch pipe was easy.