Thursday, September 9, 2010

Well, Well, Well

You guessed it.  The parade of broken things in our life that started earlier this summer has not ended.  Last week our little car spent most of the week in the shop again (this time for the AC) and then then, well, it was the well.

At first we couldn’t figure out what was going on.  The water pressure hasn’t been good for a while, but then it got dramatically worse.  And from time to time the water would have a little tinge of our Carolina mud in it.  Tasty.

Russ and our nice neighbor finally took a look at some of the bits and pieces under the house and they came to the conclusion that there was most likely a leak in the well, and that it was time to call in the profe$$ionals. 

$$$ Of course it was. $$$

So a few days and $1700 later the professionals pulled the pipe all out, found the leak, recommended we go ahead and replace the pump while everything was out, and then put it all back together.  They even dropped a pebble in the well so that we could hear it plink into the water below.

And then they recommended that we not use the water for the next 24 hours to let things settle.

Wanna know why?

September 2010 007

Yep, that was what came out of the hose after 24 hours.

September 2010 003

Yum, yum.


  1. Oh, yuck. In several different way$! Sorry!

  2. Disgusting! Good thing you went ahead and listened to them. (Though, I'm impressed you went for 24 hours without running water!) How long did you let the hose run before the water turned clear again?

  3. Yikes! Glad it's all fixed, but sorry it had to be replaced, waited on, and paid for! {Love that you got a pic of it, though. =D}