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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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Cape Cod Day 5… P’town, the breakwater and the seashore.

 

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Provincetown is home to charming inns…

 

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Narrow streets…

 

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And lovely little homes whose lawns you could mow with a pair of scissors.

 

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I don’t want to say they’re too close together….

 

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But, yeah.

 

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They kind of are.

 

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All roads seemed to lead to the ocean…

 

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So we did as well.

 

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Which is where we found a breakwater… made of rocks!

 

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That I totally wanted to walk, even in the rain….

 

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To which the husband said not no…

 

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But Hell no.

 

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First Landing Park? You’re looking at it.

Sign… grass.

Duly noted and photographed.

 

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With the weather getting worse, we gave up….

 

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And drove back to the resort along the National Seashore.

 

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Which… in the rain, from the car,

 

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Looked like this.

 

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Oh well….

 

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At least we were safe from the sharks.