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Friday, July 31, 2009

Fire in the Hole!

Hubby inherited a terrible trait from his mother... He's a worrier. He's notorious for hearing noises coming from every corner of the house and barn. And when he hears them, oh, it must be something major that will cost a fortune to repair. I know I'm supposed to be supportive of him, but most of the time these catastrophes strike, I ignore them.

Wednesday, he kept telling me that the pressure tank was kicking on and off all day and night. "Don't you hear that?" "I don't hear anything." "How can you not hear that?"

I worked in a factory for many years. Give me a break! Besides, if you can hear that over the TV, why can't you hear me call for you?

On to Thursday: Houston, we have a problem... This time he was right. It was actually the well pump he heard echoing through the pipes. (I must speak very softly.) Anyway, the spigot by the well head appeared to have a leak. Digging about 6 inches down, we could see water circulating.

Fortunately, Hubby's buddy & boss has a backhoe. That's him reaching for the propane tank with a cigarette in his mouth. That's part of my 6'5" hubby in the hole and his dad watching to make sure they do everything right.

There's nothing more fun than watching someone have to work in a deep slippery clay hole. Oh wait... yes, there is... Hosing them off when they're done!

Good thing we live far back from the road. I made Hubby strip down as I hosed the caked clay from each layer. Brrrr! Well water sure is cold!


Rae said...

Now that is a big mess and a lot of work. Guess hubby was right after all. I am usually the one that hears noises and smells strange odors. I am always told I am imaging things - it is nice to be right once in a while.

BTW Love the kitty photos on your sidebar. They are so sweet and of course Sadie is too.

Susan R. Mills said...

I laughed out loud at this post. My husband hears all kinds of things, but he rarely hears me. Or at least he claims he didn't hear me. :)

DJan said...

Will he be able to fix it, or was the digging just for fun? Glad he was listening, or it could have been much worse, am I right? I also love the kitty pictures on the side. Being a cat person, I really like looking at pictures of other people's cats.

TC said...

Isn't farm life fun? We lost two pumps from lightning in two years, and a pressure tank actually blew and went through the roof of the wellhouse, that was exciting! Hope all is well (tee hee hee) with you all.

AL said...

You're hubby seems like having fun with the digging and all, at least his keen sense of hearing made sense.

Ooooh, washing muds, clays, the one thing I hate.


~*Jessica*~ said...

I was worried when Tim said ray didn't need him for digging. Now I see that he had called in the the big guns.

Nancy said...

Sure glad it's working, though.