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Plenty of snow...but no water

January 18th, 2007 at 01:29 am

Well, I started typing this entry this morning...and it is now evening...

We had a snow storm come through yesterday that dumped about 4 inches here. Given that we do not get much snow on the valley floor---this caused alot of road issues...mainly people sliding either into each other or off into ditches. Its very pretty, but boy has it wreaked havoc on the routines...

and our water froze...or so we thought...but we've been without going on three days now.

This afternoon we called the pump guy and for a house call of $76, learned that NO, it wasnt the water that was the pump to the well that went KAPUT...and for a mere $1500, we can be back in business. ugh.

So, I am contemplating a part time job to pay for this minor setback.

My sweet daughter (DD2) brought me several gallons of water tonight and I did the sponge bath thing...and I feel like a million bucks! I have water boiling on the stove for dishes...

Good news is, by tomorrow noon if all goes well, we will be back in business.

I managed to get in 20 rounds of stairs today...which is sure helping with my goal for the blood pressure meds...unfortunately, there is no financial payout for the $20 Challenge since I am on reduced pay for the winter Frown...but the health benefits are very worth the effort!!

so....that is a recap of the was yours?

4 Responses to “Plenty of snow...but no water”

  1. contrary1 Says:

    I sympathize with the no water bit. When our power goes out, the well doesn't have a pump...thus, no water. Be thankful you had power!! Smile
    I continue to stash money away for a pump repair/replacement as I can feel one in my future here!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    How do you live in the house with out water?! I guess you get very little house on the prarie-ish? Sorry to hear about such a big financial hit. I know it seems poopy, but then again at least you'll be able to flush it.....

  3. Ima saver Says:

    That is just awful. Sorry you had that problem. I loved it when we had well water, but I never had a pump go out. I went without power and water once for 6 days and that is rough.

  4. fern Says:

    Wow, that's a big expense for the pump.

    I have a very shallow well, just 27 feet deep (!) so a few years ago i went thru a lot of trouble to hook up to a nearby water main and now have city water for most of the house, but i kept my original well hooked up for just the outdoor faucets so i can water the garden to my heart's content.

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