Friday, April 16, 2010

A Relief

Well, good news regarding the water. It wasn't that we were without water...the problem was we had a break in our water line on our property. Our nightwatchman, Michael, noticed it today and told Ben. Ben spent most of the day running for parts to get it repaired. When all was said and done, it is still leaking slightly, but we have a plumber coming in the morning to make the final repair. The glue that Ben had to seal the pipe where he spliced it was old and wouldn't seal. So, he ran to 3 corners to buy some more, but the store there had a tube that was just as old as ours so would have been a waste of money. It was too late for a plumber to come tonight, plus a rainstorm was moving in, and they won't repair anything in the rain anyhow. So, we can get the job finished tomorrow first thing in the morning. As you can see, Emma was Ben's little helper today. Ben is quite the handyman and I'm SO thankful for that. If we had to wait for hired people to come and take care of all of our repairs, we would live in frustration. Life moves so slow might get someone in a few days...or next week. So, Ben has taught himself to do some electrical work and he can do a lot of plumbing too. Plus he is a painter by trade and also worked as a carpenter for a few years. There isn't too much that he can't do...well, he doesn't do car repairs. Labor is so cheap we take the car to the shop. Plus, the mechanic will even make house calls and come pick up your car and take it to the shop. Can't beat that! So, why bother to learn!

Another relief is that Kate is completely better. I'm so glad. I hate it when my kids are sick!

Tonight our power was out for quite a while as a heavy, heavy rainstorm moved in. It was WONDERFUL!! Have I mentioned how much I love rainy season? :D Well, Ben went to bed b/c he was tired, and I did dishes by candlelight. Right as I finished, the power came back on, so I figured I better come in here and do my blog post...even though it is midnight now...or my Mom will be mad at me. (luv ya Mom!) Just kidding...she won't really be mad, but she really looks forward to my daily posts so she can keep up with the kids. I'm sure my mother-in-law is the same way. She probably doesn't get details from Ben about the kids like she does from me. Men are just that way. Short, sweet, and to the point. I like to elaborate...I'm very verbose. now I'm going to shut up as it is super late here now...and I'm tired. Goodnight!
Pin It!


  1. So glad the problem was fixable! And that Kate is better! I think Marcia gets most of her details from me too. Michael doesn't elaborate on anything! :)

  2. Hooray! Glad to hear Kate is feeling better.

  3. Looks like Emma is quite the little helper. Good for her. And yes, I do look forward to checking your blog each day. Pretty much the first thing I do when I get home from work. Can't help myself. I love seeing how my grandbabies are doing.