Water is life… part 2.

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Thursday morning saw our plumbers back for round 3.

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The new submersible pump was fitted, hooked up and sunk in the well.

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And the 90 odd feet of water line stuffed back in the hole.

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🎶 Whole lotta stuffing going on. 🎶

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The end was found and the cover fitted.

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With a little sledgehammer persuasion.

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The idea of electric wire and water in such close proximity gave me the heebie jeebies, but I’m assured that’s how it’s done.

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A new type of filter called a sand trap was installed and purged. We were told our water would be sandy and sediment filled for a few days until the tank and lines clear completely. That filter turned black quickly, so you know what I’ll be doing for a while.

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Anyone thirsty?

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How about a nice warm bath?

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After the plumbers left with $2,500 in their pockets, there was a hole to fill.

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The husband, being stubborn, thought he could do it by hand. It was pure mud and weighed a ton.. so I texted our neighbor.

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Good neighbors are worth their weight in gold.

And while they were doing that?

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I was doing this. Sweeping muddy water into the drain hole…

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And dumping purged buckets of nasty brown sediment.

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Looks like I’ll be brushing my teeth with bottled water for a while longer.

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But… yay!

We have running water again, even if it isn’t potable quite yet. I won’t lie… that first shower was a little strange. But things are clearer today, and by tomorrow we might be able to drink it again.

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So let me leave you with a few words of wisdom:

Never underestimate the joy of a flushing toilet.

After 3 days without water? It’s the stuff dreams are made of….

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17 thoughts on “Water is life… part 2.”

  1. That seems like a pretty good deal for a well that goes down fifteen fathoms. Wait, is it okay to use “fathom” for land-measurement? There is water down there eventually, so I think a nautical term should be acceptable.

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  2. In the early days of the pandemic, we had issues with our master bathroom toilet. It suddenly started leaking small rivers of water everytime it flushed. Then it started leaking anytime the hall bathroom toilet flushed. Basically, it felt like a nightmare. We bought a camping toilet and used that for a couple weeks while we tried to figure out what was wrong and whether we’d be able to fix it ourselves. I am extremely grateful that we determined that we just needed to change the seal. Mark is becoming quite the handyman around here and I’m very proud of him. Especially as I no longer have to use a camping toilet. 🥳

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  3. I am right there with you when it comes to appreciating the ability to flush a toilet. The Bonnywood archives are filled with tales of watery insurgency. In fact, the very first “story series” I did, many moons ago, was entitled “The Plumbing Incident”. I think that says it all… 😉

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