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Isn't he a beautiful animal? He always makes me smile.
It has not been an easy winter, the Spring has started off very cold, and now we have lost water to our house. Well, we spent a bit of money setting up a temporary system to carry us through until the thaw. Up until then, we will have to haul all of our water in to the holding tank in the garage.
To make a long story quite short, one day we noticed we had lost water pressure, then soon after, we lost all pressure. After a 5 day long battle, we realized we could do nothing more until Spring, and went ahead setting up the temp system. Luckily we have a truck, a 2009 Dodge, which of course, knowing it was needed, promptly broke down.
That has since been fixed, so everything should be okay for now. I hope. Maybe the trailer will break, or the pump at the place we haul from will give up. Or maybe everything will run smoothly from now until the thaw, and then just when the grass is turning all nice and green, we will get the backhoe out and tear a 20 foot wide, 10 foot deep hole into it.
Just a quick, little insert here: Just as I'm writing this, I hear a curse from the boiler room. Okay, what now? The septic pump has seized. WTH??? I guess I only have myself (and my cynicism) to blame. Luckily we are being very conservative with our water usage, or the sewage may have backed up into the house by now.
There is definitely something working against us, but there is also someone on our side. Why else would my husband have checked the breaker box for no good reason, and realized that the septic had kicked itself off?
I love him, you know? My Husband. When he's not being extremely handy in keeping our household running, he's improving our home. He's been painting the interior and building a larger, new and improved greenhouse, (after the old one, as in 1 year old, got destroyed in a wind storm this winter). A lot of our best memories are of working on projects together. Much of our good quality time is spent in the shop, with great conversations happening as the next coat of varnish goes on. He's not afraid to show me how to use tools, and when I'm putting one screw in for every dozen of his, he reminds me of my skills in the kitchen, and how there is no shame in having weak areas. Just give everything and anything a try. I think welding is next. Maybe I'll show him how to bake bread. Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves...