On Sunday, Apr. 18th we crawled out of bed at 7:30. We had things to do, otherwise we might have just lazed there longer. I haven’t told you about the ending to our Saturday evening so now I will. Last night, after I posted my blog, Bill heard the water pump running. Steady. We checked the bathroom to see if a tap was left on, that being the reason. It wasn’t.
He turned it off, manually by the switch, and on but it continued to run. Hmmm. He turned it off again. When he stepped outside, water was dripping in a steady stream from various spots in the under belly. The air was blue, with good reason, as there were puddles of water under the Suite. Bill went around to the water lines and discovered that one had come apart – for some reason. The fitting was broken. I didn't take pictures, neither of us was in the mood. 😕
For the rest of the evening, we had no water but we hobbled through without too much distress. Today being Sunday, we planned to go into Durham at noon to the hardware store to buy what we need to make this right. I sorted laundry first thing and we made our hot drinks-to-go. Bill came with me to clean the Mat and do our laundry as he was going to look after removing the lint from the large dryers. It had been at least a couple of weeks.
|I don't know if you can see the blades of grass growing up|
between the irises, but this is what I spent a couple of hours
doing in my flower garden
Things went off without a hitch, well, much of a hitch and when we returned, I hung the clothes on the line. Bill took removed the broken pipe piece and checked to see when the store in town opened. He drove back into Durham to do the curb side pickup for the fitting and a pair of crimpers. We’ve needed a crimper once before and had to borrow it so ‘live and learn’. They aren’t cheap but it will be a preventative insurance. Now that we have them, we may never need them. 😊
|I always admire things after I'm done|
but there's no denying it is a painstaking job
I put a lot of faith in Bill and I don’t know when he has ever let me down. He’ll claim not to be great at many things but I beg to differ. He fixed the piping and we soon had water. A morning of heating RO water on the stove to wash with was a test and we passed BUT we felt great to have things back in running order again. While he did that, I worked in the garden. Simple weeding. In between all my plants, grass likes to grow and it is very annoying.
|The clothesline stood straight with the weight of our clothes|
I'm a happy camper!
Black Beauty is parked up the hill a bit
while the water empties from the bladder to the tank
We chatted with Bill’s oldest daughter and caught up with them as well as calling Marilynne to see how things are with her. Yvonne’s 2nd son is turning 16 today so we were very pleased to hear that he got his card on time. Happy Birthday, Connor! Bill and I drove into Durham once more, this time to fill our water jug as well as stop at Rob and Pat’s to fill our water bladder.
More than 50 gallons of yesterday’s water emptied into the belly of our Suite. Opening that up and replacing the insulation is a job for another day. When we got home, I brought the clothes in off the line and then we went our own way for a couple of hours. I made a cup of tea and went out to the firepit with my book. Bill took a Zero Coke and went down to the Hangar.
The sun has been making an appearance off and, on all day, bringing the temperature to 11C/52F but the wind was quite cool. I was ready to come inside when the fire was dying and I got chilled. That was when Donna texted that they were leaving the Acreage (2 concessions over) for home and would stop by quickly to drop off some flowering raspberry plants. 😊 They were from my niece and I’m willing to see if they will like living on The Ridge.
|the burgers were loaded and delicious|
After they left, it was almost 5:30 when we came indoors and I fried 2 cheeseburgers for supper. No added food was necessary as we each had a piece of cranberry/apple pie for dessert. With just a touch of heat from the microwave, it was just as delicious as the first day. Yum. Today turned out better than how it began and we are both very pleased about that.
We’ve learned a lesson too. We didn’t have anything to do with ‘why’ the line broke but we have learned that it pays to turn our water pump off each and every time we leave the Suite for any length of time. Preventative insurance. 😊 It turned out to be a great day. We both have tomorrow off so the fun continues!
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