The one thing I didn’t mention that happened Sunday evening, as I was washing up after my Grape-A-Thon, is that our well went out.
I can think of better ways to spend $5,000., can’t you?
But honestly, the well was the ONE thing we hadn’t replaced here on the homestead.
What a bummer! I hope it won’t take too long to get water again for you guys. How are you coping without?
Ang, it will take over a week!!! Luckily, my in-laws (and their shower) live 15 miles north. Our neighbors are generously running a hose to our property, and we can use their dishwasher at will, too.
It’s like camping!
But I have so much canning to do!!!
If that well was where my water came from, I’d consider the 5K well spent. 🙂
(Ooh, inadvertent “well” pun.)
I lived off a neighbor’s hose for several weeks once… Our plumber set it up so it serviced our whole house for water (dishwasher too, if we’d had one).
Life is hard, but fun.
CC: wow, we’d need a long hose (350′) to get our neighbor’s water! As it is, he’s just stretched his front hose across his lawn so I can wash my veggies and refill the tubs for the toilets.
I feel so stupidly entitled. Isn’t that maddening? I mean, I can’t wash my hands in a sink, but isn’t it something like a third of the world’s population doesn’t even have access to a toilet? People would be so LUCKY to have my problems. So I think it is all fine, this little inconvenience.
Just wish I had enough time to wash off a couple more wheelbarrows’ worth of grapes, and process them too. But the way we’ve set things up here at the house, we don’t have any tv dinners to resort to!