Remember that old Sons of the Pioneers (and Marty Robbins) song?
All Day I face
the barren waste
without the taste of water,
Old Dan and I
with throats burned dry
and souls that cry
cool, clear water
Well, we never actually had throats burned dry, but we were sure wanting to get showers! Wednesday, our landlord brought these to our condo...
A pump and a holding tank! WhoooHooo... the start of a major water fix!
The workers who are going to install it all... Here they are digging up the valve out by the road so they can trace the water line to the condo.
Up on the deck... they take up the tank and pump....
Now it's time to find where it all ties in to....
Hmmmm... no luck... So what do they do?
Dig a new trench from out at the road, clear down to this condo... they don't have quite enough conduit and head to town to buy some more.
Bill sees what's going on and calls the landlord. Robert makes haste to come over...
He tells them that he doesn't want another line laid... that the line is down there... keep digging.
And they do...
They find all manner of conduit down there... and one of them is the water line to these units.
This guy has been living next door... not sure what capacity he was working, but he did his share of grunt work. Once they found the line, they quit digging... didn't dig another foot or so to the right where the joint was... just cut into this line and added another joint...
Okay... now they've found the water line and it has to be tied into the holding tank and pump. They tell Bill they'll be back on Thursday. Thursday comes and goes.. We get an e-mail from Robert telling us they'll be back at 7:30 this morning (Friday). Around 8:30, it's still pretty quiet here... we walk into town. As it happens, we see Robert on the street. He asks... we answer... He's angry... he says he'll keep on the guys until they finish.
Not too long after we get home, the workers appear...
Looks like a bag of fittings, a hacksaw... yep... they're ready to finish.
I don't know why they didn't just go straight up and under the roof as there's plenty of room....
they used a lot of conduit and a lot of fittings to get to the other side... Oh well... they did get it done.
The job is done! Today's work didn't take more than an hour.
So when the main well is turned on, it will feed our new tank. But even when the main well is turned off, the new pump and holding tank will supply us with plenty of water.
There is one other step to happen... Robert will have a welder build a cage around the new tank and pump... seems thieves are happy to carry off what they can... and this would be a real prize!
I know it's a real prize to us... even a bit of a treasure!
The shadows sway and seem to say,
tonight we pray for water,
And way up there
He'll hear our prayer
and show us where there's water,
cool, clear water
That's All For Today!