Today’s adventure actually started last night.
While making dinner, washing dishes, etc., we noticed a distinct loss in water pressure. Since we still had some water and it was getting late and certainly not worthy of an “emergency call”, we decided to wait until the morning to call “B” to report the problem and find out a solution.
“B” has played many roles in my life. Right now she is our shepherd through the maze that is Mount Crumpit.
BRIGHT and EARLY this morning we got a knock on the door from the worker-bees. The water was totally out at the other house. It seems in order to do their job, they also need water. This turned our “it can wait until a reasonable hour” problem into “OK, call now.”
“B” was called and she seemed to not be surprised. She said she was going to call someone and call me right back. A few minutes later, she called letting me know that “C” was on his way in. It seems the cistern holding all the water for Mount Crumpit was empty and he’d have to flip a switch to refill it. Apparently this is not automagically done like it is in EVERY other house on the planet (note my frustration).It is something that is planned (to have it automated), but is not done yet.
As promised, “C” came in and we got a call saying he turned it on and we should have water again soon. Hubby went down to learn about the water system (hopefully we can prevent a total loss and have it fill over night rather than in the middle of the day in the future). “C” explained to hubby that “all that water you see” is from a leak in the cistern. (yet another problem I never thought I’d have to prepare for.)
Not only is there a leak, but it is soaking the ground with very large trees and many other seemingly important things… i.e. the house. Apparently it sounds much worse than it is since this didn’t seem to worry “C” enough to mention it before. Nor “B”. Nor anyone else. So I will decide not to worry, but I would like to know how one goes about fixing said leak. At the very least it is wasting money and water.
For today, I hope this is the last adventure. And I hope the water does return soon. For that matter, I hope this is the last adventure. But I wouldn’t have had a dedicated tag for the adventures if I thought that were the case. Until next time…