Friday, April 13, 2018

While I Was at the Quilt Show Last Week . . .

in Blackfoot and visiting some special friends in Logan before coming back home, Kelly rented a big trencher and trenched the 18" deep trench we need for the underground electrical from the house to the well house, Kelly's barn, the Studio and the lamp post out near the road.

When he was about half way into the job the trencher hit a water line and Kelly said said the geyser that came out of the ground made him cringe!!

Well, that was last Saturday and he wasn't sure what to do.  So, we decided to wait until I got home Tuesday afternoon (Kelly having no water all that time) and when I got home Tuesday night, I was just too tired to deal with it and we were leaving the next day to go to Portland to drop Kelly off at the airport for his 5 weeks in Paris and Italy.

I got home late yesterday afternoon and I was exhausted.  I went to bed early, slept 12 hours and got up this morning to tackle the problem.

As I got down on my knees to dig out where we knew the break in the line was, I easily found the break and cut out the bad spot with a tiny hacksaw.

Then I went down to the hardware shop to see what I could get to fix it.  We decided on a spacer kinda thing that I would put into both sides of the pipe and clamp both sides down.

Then I turned on the pump and NOTHING!!  Except the pump stopped working!!  Yikes and so did my heart!!

Then I left to go play bridge and all afternoon instead of thinking about the cards, my mind was trying to figure out what could be the problem.  I decided that maybe the trencher had perforated other places along the line.

Yup!!  I got back home, checked out the line that was showing, but still submerged, and happy days -

Lots more holes.  So, I was able to pull it out and hoped that if I just capped the end that was closest to the well, it would solve the problem!!

Why, yes it did!!  When I started up the pump, it stayed on, the toilet filled up and I have cold water once again in my kitchen sink!!  All the buckets can now go back out into the yard to collect the rain water that we put in our Berkey filter!!

I just love happy endings!!  Now what project should I start on tomorrow morning?  Hmmmmm, maybe I'll work on getting the new toilet pipes in the Guest bathroom in and the hole for the toilet cut out!!


  1. Another story that illustrates what an amazing woman you are, Kris! Glad you have water again.


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