We have WATER and what a difference that makes to our daily lives! Those of you in Virginia can empathize I’m sure. After many hours of uncomfortable, cold and cramped, labor our relative completed his heroic effort to get the pressure tank, pump and cistern to work together to deliver hot and cold (we really love the HOT) running water to our house. No more hauling every gallon of water we use! We are still importing some water as we aren’t completely certain our water is of drinking standard (it has a particular odor to it – maybe it’s the new plastic smell of the cistern?). I’m looking into finding a place to have it tested.
Because we have a cistern we have a limited supply of water as well. We collect rain and melted snow from the roof of the barn into a large (280 gallon) plastic tote and from there, by garden hose, drain collected water into the cistern. This doesn’t work when it’s super cold of course and it’s been super cold a lot of the time.
More updates on the rest of life this weekend!