Tuesday, May 16, 2006

We have WATER!!!

Finally after five days and much more drilling than originally anticipated, we have WATER!!! We hit at 226 feet! The witcher who says he's never missed on depth will be getting a piece of my mind next time I see him. He missed by over 150 feet!

But who cares, we have water! It's getting clearer all the time. There's a pump in the hole right now that will run all night and get things cleared out a bit. Brian, the driller, is ordering us our own pump so we can start getting water into the house very soon!

The water is husky approved! Earle was right in there testing things out! (I had to put a dog in...there hasn't be a dog picture in at least a week!)

This, my friends, is what almost 12 grand will buy! The only things I've ever spent more on was my truck and my house!! In five years, with the current price of water delivery, the well will have paid for itself. But the added bonuses are--no more wondering if there is enough water to do laundry and have a shower; no more frantic 2 minute showers just before the water runs out; no more worrying about the driver not closing the gates properly and coming home to no dogs! I was a basketcase when one was missing, all of them would require massive doses of valium and likly a hospital stay!



Andrew Stark said...

Congratulations! I had no idea water delivery, or drilling for that matter, cost so much. I'll file that away in the "things I hope I never have to shell out for" file.

IndyPindy said...

Wow, I agree with Andrew, I had no idea. Glad you have your own water, especially with so many dogs!

SusanE said...

I pump from the lake into a cistern. I used to drill the hole myself through the ice (hand auger). When I got my new fangled system that allows me to manage the entire thing from the house I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Still have the cistern, but I don't have the ice auger.

dogsled_stacie said...

Well... at least it wasn't 300 FEET!!!

I was just reading about one of those water witching guys - was he the one with the 100% success rate or whatever? Right! Do you get $50 back for the inaccuracy?

Woofwoof said...

Congratulations! "Husky-approved!" That's a new test for water quality :)