Well – that’s a problem

Well -that's a problemWe lost our water on Friday.

Pedro was in the shower in the middle of washing his hair when the water pressure dropped and then quit.

This did not make him happy.

As soon as Buddy and I walked in the door after running some errands – he told us.

This did not make us happy.

And since we are not on rural water – but have our own well – there was nobody to call to come fix the problem.

Except for Jan.

So I did.

That did not make him happy, either.

The only one that was unaffected by this earth shaking news was Dagmar – who was on her long shift at the hospital all weekend and could actually shower, wash her hands and flush the toilet.

Jan climbed into the well house when he got home and discovered a blown switch.

Just a blown switch.

Both Jan and I were scared that the well had gone dry. It has been a seriously dry two years. People around us have had it happen. The possibility was very real.

But it was just a switch. This time.

Thankfully we had a spare and by evening the water was back on.

And everyone was happy.

But we’re cutting back on water consumption – just in case.

And praying hard for rain.

Photo by Angelsharum

3 thoughts on “Well – that’s a problem

  1. I am so glad that it was an east fix. We are on pins and needles around here as well. We are STILL waiting for the well drillers to come and start a fresh hole for our Ag well. Maybe next week. Supposed to hit 91 today and the trees are leafing out. Scary stuff. Praying for you as well.

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  2. We are in a terrible drought and we worry about our well all the time. City people just have no idea how a dry well can change your life. Actually, so many people and rural communities are facing this crisis. Just another thing to worry about…

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