Saturday, October 13, 2012

I Am Positive ........


I was having a lovely day. Slept until 10 this morning and woke to a breezy balmy day. Everything was going along just great. I sorted and processed tomatoes, then decided to make a grocery run as the sky was beginning to darken.


For every positive there is a negative? Rain was dropping as I loaded the groceries in the car and the drops increased as I drove home. It held off until I was able to unload and put them away. Nothing negative about that. We need the rain. The rest of the day moved right along with no hiccups. We actually ate dinner with no interruptions and then locked up for the night. I showered, then he showered and we were both settling down with our preferred lap mates about to watch a movie.

By now the rain has been falling steadily all evening with periodic stronger bursts. I hear what sounds like a backfire and think that it is thunder. Then I hear water pounding down. Wow, it must really be pouring! We look at each other and at the exact same moment it hits us ........

We jump up in unison and rush to the pump room in the back of our "house". The main pipe that carries the water from the well has burst. Water was rushing into the house until we flipped the electrical box supplying power to the pump off.

Saturday night. An hours drive either east or west to get all the necessary parts to fix it. The dogs and I are literally wading in here. Yes, we have a wet/dry vacuum ....... somewhere in the barn. You recall the barn, hang-out for he who never puts anything in the same place twice. I am not going out into the rain in the dark to hunt it down.

Mr. Martha has discovered the water and is taking much pleasure pouncing in it, then jumping to back of the sofa and onto my shoulders with his wet paws.

All the kampers are calling to tell me there is no water ..... What was that I was saying about positive and negative?

7 comments:

Val said...

Darn that dang pump! It must be molded from the same metal as my heat pump that failed me this summer at 107 degrees. You may be wet, but at least you're not freezing or sweltering along with it. I hope.

ellen abbott said...

never a dull moment, right?

Kathy G said...

OH NO! Hope the parts-gathering goes smoothly, the repairs go quickly, and everything is fixed soon.

Joanne Noragon said...

I am so sorry. I guess we won't be hearing from you until that wet/dry vac goes back in the barn.

dkzody said...

Oh, that just sounds like so much work to fix and clean up. I'm hoping you are of strong body and mind to do it.

Linda O'Connell said...

What an aggravation. My friend lost all of her computer equipment in the last storm. So soory about your mess, but Mr. Martha made me laugh.

SkippyMom said...

It's been two days and I hope that by now you have it fixed. How awful for you. I will keep you in our prayers my friend.

I'm so sorry.