Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Well Water

Having a well is really a great thing. There are no water bills, you don't have to worry about contaminants that some terrorist could put in there, it's ground temperature and it's clean. Downfall, if you have no power= no water, if you don't filter it, you have iron on everything and if the temperature drops to freezing, the well freezes.
This morning was the coldest morning we have had this winter and I had no water. I had enough water to take my shower before I realized that I drained the water that was in the holding tank and hot water heater. Not a good thing. Thankfully this was at 5:30 in the morning and my husband was still home. He tried to warm the pipes with my hairdryer which didn't work. He decided that he would make a fire in our burnpit (those mobile kind) and put it next to the pump to heat up the pipes.

But I didn't have time to wait for the pipes to get warm. This was a school day and I had both kids to get ready, with or without running water. I was glad that I still had a gallon jug and some Zephyrhills bottles of water left in my computer room. It was the funniest thing. I felt like we were camping out with no running water in a modern home. LOL.
So having a well hasn't been the best thing, when it comes to a day like today. It's supposed to freeze again tonight. They're forcasting a deep freeze. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Wish me luck.


We 2 Bees said...

Oh man! No water bills is very nice, but frozen pipes not so fun. You know what is funny - we had 70 degree weather today - beautiful and warm, and you are having freezing weather - something doesn't seem right there huh? Well I hope that you find something that works for you so that you can get some running water - it's kinda important with little kids. Stay warm! Thinking of you often.

Tiffany said...

Isn't that weird? I had heard that your neck of the woods was warm while we were freezing. I was not happy about the cold weather for that long. One day of 50 degrees is ok, but several-NO THANKS. Thinking ouf you always too. Miss you terribly.