Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Costly Plumbing Repairs

Why is it that during the dead of winter is when all of our biggest problems occur? I know to some of you, you won't understand what a well pump is or, does. It's part and parcel of our rural life. It brings the water from our well into our house. It's life living outside a city with water mains and water costs.

Our well pump which was near to 40 years old finally gave up the ghost. This was about 2 weeks ago. The pump whenever water was run in the house would cycle on. Then in less than 5 seconds would cycle off. Then on, then off. You get the picture? Oh and let's not talk about what that was doing to our hydro (electric) bill.

The tank that was our reservoir had become water logged. The tank had no holding capacity any longer. Alongside that most of the connections were starting to leak. And, with those leaks there was rust happening. BAD RUST! Look at this picture. I wasn't exaggerating.

So I bit the bullet. Went online and learned how to hire a plumber. Thank you to Angie's List where I found a written article about things to ask, notice and request when talking to a plumber. I asked around to friends and co-workers for recommendations for a "good" plumber. I found one. 

Yesterday for 4+ hours the plumber was here in my house. Working. And, working hard. I watched and learned. Should anyone ask... I would recommend this plumber and his plumbing company in a heart beat. Hey and he even cleaned up after himself. That's not a bad thing in the least.

Here are the result of the plumbers visit. I won't mention what it cost because it had to be done and it was well worth the peace of mind I once again have about our water systems. 


Did I not tell you I also got my kitchen sink faucet replaced at the same time? You can see the rust stains on the sink from the previous faucet's leaking. The poor plumber had to saws-all the old one out as the bolts underneath the faucet were rusted so badly he couldn't get them to move at all. Sigh... no job in this house has ever been easy to do. 


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry, merry Christmas to all my friends and family wherever you are this year.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

RIP Sweet Sally

                     That's her on the right side of this picture. The pretty little blue one. 
We will miss her dearly. 
She was a sweet friend to all of us, 
Mark, Gracie, Sonny, Lucky 
and me. 
Fly again sweet Sally. 

Friday, May 8, 2015


I am very pleased to say I have finally joined a dog rescue. It's a long story how it came about but, I will try hard to shorten it for your reading pleasure.

Here is the story of my start;

I saw a post on Facebook about 4 dogs in Mexico who were being shipped here to Canada so they would have a chance at a forever home. The post went on to say these dogs needed someone who was flying back from Mexico to be on the same plane with them. One of the many nurses I know was going to a wedding in Cancun. She was agreeable to help out. Well.... there was a snag in this plan. Air Canada wanted too much money to ship the dog. So the offer fell thru. But, the story ends well.....there were enough people who were traveling via other airlines and there was even someone who paid all the airfare for one of the dogs and.....the dogs all got to Canada. Since this happened, all the dogs have been either fostered out or, adopted.

Thru this one incident I started writing to the woman who started this rescue. One thing lead to another ( I offered my help) and I joined the rescue whose name is the title to this post.

My heart is swelled well beyond it's normal size this morning.... I was able to do some fund raising for the group and will know I have helped the dogs. My eyes are tearing up.

Here's a rescue dog.... Sonny as a puppy. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Bit Early.

This maybe a bit early but, then again I am working tomorrow and wanted to get this posted. 

To all my family, friends and visitors to my blog,

Happy New Year
and may 2015 be an even better year for everyone! 

Much love, 

Little old me...

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