Everything you never wanted to know about our family and various other subjects.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Anti-Climactic End

After all of the drama,  septic guy was back in business.
He felt so bad... he leveled our boat landing
while "well guy" and our big guys
fixed the broken plumbing.
 An now I can safely say...

Blogging in Real Time... Part 3

As activity continued outside yesterday afternoon,
the kids finished a project we started a few
days ago.

 We painted and decoupaged an entire set
 for Holy Week.
 I think they turned out rather nicely and
the littles are having so much fun playing with them.
 Then Dan arrived with the mini excavator to dig
the trench from the well to the house.

After some minor tree trimming, the guys got to work...
only to discover that the machinery couldn't dig through the frost line.

So we called in our favorite septic guys
(remember them from this post?)

 And they made light work of the whole project.

 This morning bright and early, "well guy" was here
to run the plumbing and electricity to the house.

 Made for better entertainment than Saturday
morning cartoons.

Dan had everything ready in the basement.

 It's hard for a DIY guy like Dan to not at least
help the professional a little!

 Hard to believe that little thing is going to
give us better water pressure than this
house has ever known.
(I'm sure Stephen could easily describe the physics behind it.
But I'd probably tune him out before I learned anything.)
Septic guy's back to finish excavation!
We have water in the house!
Oh wait!  Blogged that too soon...
excavating turned disaster,
frozen soil shattered the pipe for the well.
This is the scene as I type right now.
A meeting of the minds.
It is 3PM on the third day of no water,
I'll be back after I finish hyper-ventilating...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Blogging in Real Time ... Part 2

To continue from where I left off yesterday afternoon...
 Once we knew where the well would be drilled
Tim and Joe started digging to
get under the foundation of the house.
(That's in the big boy bedroom.)
Timothy doing his best coal miner imitation.

A project we started a few days ago
has kept little people entertained.

Tim bought dinner and Joe grilled it.
(Ahh, I think I'm getting spoiled!)

Dan got busy re-plumbing the entire basement.

We've been using the "camping method" for dish washing.
You know...heat water on the stove, etc.

This morning, Dan drained the water heater, in order
to move it.
we weren't sure what to do with 80 gallons of hot water...
so I got a bath out of the deal!
 (See?  Spoiled, I tell you!)
 Joe is showing me how deep they dug last night.

 Joe K. is keeping the little people out of trouble.
 Here they come!

 View from the dining room window.
 This is called "real life schooling".

 Fran Man's living the dream!
 Joe was like a kid in a candy store, too.
(He took two days off of work for this adventure.)
 Let the drilling begin.

Two hours later, we have water!
(Well, not in the house just yet.
Stay tuned for the next part of our adventure.)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blogging in Real Time

Today is an exceptionally exciting day around here
and tomorrow will be even more fun,
so I thought I should capture it real time.
Did I mention we've been having water problems?
As in, air instead of water in our pipes?
We have replaced everything associated with
our water source including a new pump.
Today Dan and the big guys were going to replace
 the pipes from the well.
Lots of rusty, dirty pipes...

lots of kids...

lots of activity...

and no water to show for it!
OK, what do we do next?
How about a little lunch and a make-shift chair for
Gabriel (that's what big brothers are for).

We're going picnic-style for the weekend.

This would be our available drinking water
and forget about showers for a few days.
As Joseph said earlier today,
"Every once in awhile, redneck ingenuity fails."
We are thankful that
Traut is coming to the rescue tomorrow morning.