Monday, January 24, 2011

What an exciting weekend!

Weekend had great weather!  Even had a whole day of bright sunshine!  well... as bright as it can be here where we are surrounded by amazingly large trees and woods!  There were a few moments when I peeked out and could see the horses standing in tiny spots of sunlight taking naps.

My daughter had a friend over for 2 nights and they behaved quite well.  Marie believes that the world stops when a friend comes over and that chores don't need to be done, but we worked on that one.  I tried to not embarrass her in front of her friend, but there was nothing I could do about that.  It was her choice to ignore what her basic normal chores are and try to get away without doing them! 

This is Brocc Riding his bike in a puddle.  His back wheel doesn't touch
the ground, so he is just spinning wheels.
This is how I felt this weekend.
I got the third strand of electric fence wire installed on two sides of the triangle pasture where we keep the horses.  Moved solar fence charger over to where there is sunlight so that it keeps charged.  Alas... this morning they were both out.  I will be fixing the fence, adding a few more posts and making sure they have more than enough food to keep them busy.

I got zero Sewing done this weekend.  Saturday morning we went to make some Crystal light and there was NO WATER!  went out to the holding tank, and it was empty.  The pump was running, so I turned it off so that it wouldn't burn itself up.  Our tank is gravity spring fed.   Joe went up and cleaned out around where the intake hose is and we ran air up the line from the bottom.  Air went through just fine~ not with allot of pressure though.  Came down, unhooked the air, no water.  Got the shop vac (wet/dry) and hooked that up to the end of the pipe at the tank.  very little water came through. 
We finally called our landlady contact here, who contacted the Owner in Canada.  Joe got a phone call from the owner, who in turn called someone who had worked on the pump and pressure switches before.  USELESS because there is NO WATER IN THE TANK!  Seems that perhaps people have figured out that Joe isn't an idiot or stupid.  BUT~ they don't want to spend money to get the stuff fixed.  Everyone kept asking about alternate fixes and this and that...  BUT~ None of them were even viable! completely stupid in my book.   Apparently they think that Joe has infinite time and can take time off of work in order to fix their mess.   He advised them that he had no more time to involve in it since he has a JOB and has to work. 
There should be a phone call coming in today about someone who is going to be able to scope the line, because the only thing we can think is that there is a crush or break in the line somewhere. 

Joe is planning on picking up a water tank today after he gets off of work so that we can at least fill the tank half way.  He has no clean work clothes, I haven't done dishes since Thursday night (Friday was insanity)~ and showers... SHOWERS WOULD BE NICE! then there is the matter of flushing the toilet.  It takes 1.6 gallons of water to flush our toilet, we have to haul that water in from outside where we have been collecting it.  Can also use water from the broken hot tub.    we drove an hour to take showers yesterday. 

Today, Looks like I have a fence to work on again, horses to put up and feed.  THEN I can try to get caught up on my SEWING!  I've got orders people!!!!

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