Which would you rather have on demand–water or electricity? My choice is water–I grew up in a home with a well. When the power went out, you had no water and the worst thing about no water was–you couldn’t flush the toilets! To say we are thrilled about our new well is an understatement. I’m like a kid in the candy store–ran some bleach through the dishwasher–
The dishwasher appears to have had little use and is very quiet–it’s located in the guest house kitchen.
My yellow laundry room–it’s an addition to the guest house. There is nothing in this 7×10 room except the washer/dryer and the hot water tank–weird that the previous owners built a separate little room. I’ve never used a stackable washer/dryer–my friend Jill has always used one and likes the space saving feature. The tub is certainly big enough for large loads of laundry and I took advantage of our new well to do a load of laundry–no more laundromat!!!!
With water I’ve been a cleaning whirlwind! The laundry room is as spotless as it can be without some of its drywall and flooring–it’s not totally finished. The bathroom in the guest house is very usable and I spent at least a hour in there yesterday cleaning–it was gross!!
The Cowboy has been plumbing–he is replacing the sewer lines from the house to the septic as the pipes were cast iron and had small holes–eeewwww! I’ve never seen cast iron sewer pipes!! And listen up RVing friends, he is creating two RV hookups–today he finished the sewer connections for those hookups.
Brian, our well driller, told us to run the water a lot for the first day or so. Last night we dosed the well with a powdered chlorine and let the water run into the house pipes until we smelled chlorine. Today we ran the water through a hose for several hours–we have lots and lots of holes created by some type of critters so I stuck the hose down in one of those holes. That critter must have miles of tunnels underground as the water never surfaced! When I went out to check the flow on the hose–this critter scared me into screaming! I guess he was getting a little water logged and came to the surface??? A frog was NOT what I expected to see in the desert!
The Cowboy suggested a drive this evening–we drove out toward Cochise Stronghold and around some of the many roads in this area. The wind has howled this afternoon creating lots of that lovely dust which makes for beautiful sunsets.
Working on the infrastructure means we aren’t seeing much progress elsewhere such as on the roof or inside the house–first things first! Plumbing requires lots of parts which requires lots of trips here and there. The Cowboy was able to get a lot of the pipe and fittings from the hardware store in Pearce. There was an auction in Willcox today–a total bust, just piles of junk–but it gave us the opportunity to visit another hardware store for more pipe and fittings. And the Dairy Queen!