Saturday, January 9, 2010

WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS

Well my cold water line under the house exploded last night due to the freeze. The cut off for the house was also frozen. It took the water company 20 minutes to get here and the poor overworked man who arrived fell out in the field on the way to turn off the water and almost stabbed himself on his pick axe.

So now I have no water and it will be probably late next week before I will be able to get it fixed unless my neighbor knows how. I will go talk to them later.

I took my computer to the repair shop as the part came in yesterday so it will be fixed today!!! Then showered at my parents home and came back. Stopped at the feed store and got black sunflower seeds for the guineas chickens and birds. It will be cold at night all week. Should be up to 50s and 60s by wed though.

Thank goodness for a warm fire, 10 frozen 2 liter bottles of water in the freezer and easy to prepare food in the freezer. It makes me think though more seriously about water. I believe that will be a big focus for me this year. Weather proofing my lines, putting in an alternative cut off valve and rain water storage for the animals and the garden.

Until I get my computer I will get ready to place my seed orders. I am sitting in front of a stack of seed catalogs and can't hardly wait!!!


****UPDATE****BOY DID I GET TOO HOPEFUL. THEY CALLED AND SAID THE PART DIDN'T WORK AND THE OTHER PART I PROBABLY NEED IS NOT AVAILABLE. YEP IT IS A GOOD DAY TO STAY INSIDE AND EAT ICESCREAM

3 comments:

Faith said...

Wow, it's no fun to be out of water for that long. Even when mine is off for a short time I am always surprised at just how joyful I am when it comes back on again.

Have the pipes unfrozen yet? I hope you don't have extensive damage.

~Faith

Leasmom said...

Its one of those days! I think the icecream is a good ideal!

Heather said...

lol leasmom you have no idea! And the plumber came out Tue am and fixed the duel split in the water line and I am back in business. I feel normal again! ps...this is tracy signed on as Heather.