Yesterday, our well decided to just stop. I mean, one minute it is fine. Then 45 minutes later, bam! No water at all! Nothing! Kaput!
With 12 kids still at home, five grandkids that are here this week. Seventeen kids total….nine of which are girls…..being without water is going to be an adventure.
No laundry can get done. Laundry-mat here we come.
Dishes are being done the old-fashioned way. Heat the water on the stove and pour in the sink. Plus we will be using more paper products to make things easier.
I will have to make plans to go to our oldest daughter, Brandy’s house for showers. Her hot water tank won’t allow us all to take showers in one evening. Need to figure out a schedule and take shifts.
The well guy says we need a new motor (or is it a pump??). Impellers (propellers ???) are breaking because it is sitting on the bottom of the well and beginning to suck sludge with the water. So we need to dig deeper (nearly 500 feet now). Some pipes are corroding….need new pipe. While there, we may as well put in a new pump or whatever it is that is not broken but still just as old as the rest of it is. Plus labor….all this to the tune of $11,000-$12,000!!!
We didn’t win Saturday’s lottery. Now I have to find a source for other monies. Trying for a loan now. Please pray it comes through and that we can get water back up and running SOON!!!
Life is never dull around here. Apparently never cheap either.