Sunday 19 July 2020

It May Be Turbid, But It's Water!

    Yesterday we were filled with joy when we unexpectedly heard the gurgle of water in our pipes.  Our good neighbors had gone up to the falls and cleared enough rocks off of the intake to allow water to flow into our waterline.  What a relief to have water once again coming out of our taps.
    I rushed outside to open the hydrant in the paddock in order to flush out the mud and dirt that usually comes with the initial flow.  I cranked the handle open, and water sprayed, coughed, and sputtered, as the chocolate liquid spurted from the nozzle.  I took about 15 minutes for the water to clear and the airlocks in the line to disappear.
    We celebrated later by taking well needed showers.  It had been more than a week since our last ones, and we had waited a week or so before taking those.
    Glen and Nick weren’t able to move the boulders on the falls to direct more water into our culvert, so at present it isn’t being completely filled, and we may lose the water again, but for now, our life has taken at least one step toward normalcy, what a joy.

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