Monday, August 22, 2011

Well Overhaul!

So, as we are in here singing "I Have Been Blessed" there are people out working on our well. Last week we discovered we have a hole in the pipe in our well. The pipe is over 500 ft long! It wasn't a big enough hole to stop us from having water at all. Just big enough that we had no pressure and the pump was running constantly. So, we had to turn the water off in the house and only turn it back on when we really needed it...basically for showers. We filled our bathtub with water and there is a bucket beside it to dump water in the toilets for flushing.

So, here are the guys working on the well...


And my three kiddos looking on, with lots of questions for Dad...


(Please excuse Molly's short shorts--not something we let her wear out--but if she is allowed to pick she will pick the shortest, tightest clothing she has--but that's a subject for another post).

So, why am I posting about our well overhaul, because all in all it is a blessing...and yes, I am reminding myself of that as I type.

The Blessings...

-We weren't completely without water
-Even though it is costly, we do have an "emergency fund" just for occasions like this.
-The kids are getting an education on where our water comes from.
-My husband is so smart and can troubleshoot things. He pretty much knew the problem before the well people got out here. So, he was able to go ahead and turn the water off to the house. If he had not known to do this we could have burned up more parts costing us more money.
-My in-laws live next door so I was able to wash a couple loads of laundry over there to keep from getting too far behind with the laundry.
-The kids (as well as Steve and I) are learning what a true blessing running water is!

So, there are the blessings! We are truly so blessed! God is Good ALL THE TIME!

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3 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Isn't it hard to imagine that people still live without indoor plumbing? I hope yours is fixed soon, but I love your attitude.
-Catherine

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Wow, hope it is all ready and working soon. Oh, and my daughter has some pjs that look like those shorts. She does not beleive that they don't fit anymore.

Tess said...

So glad that you are able to see the blessings *and* to share about them. And this is a good reminder to me that I need to talk to my husband about working on our "emergency fund".