"It never rains but it pours" and "bad things always come in threes" are two sayings that I am getting used to these days. Woke up at 5am this morning feeling a bit cold, checked the heat and it was down 4 degrees which means that the heater isnt working which means that either the well pump has blown or the pipes are frozen again. The outside temp was -3F!!! Tried the faucets and no water AGAIN. Spent 3 hours with the hairdryer trying to heat pipes, put the heaters all in the basement again, after 5 hours still no luck. I had been trying to tell my husband for the last 4 hours that it couldnt possibly be the pipes and I thought it was the pump, but would he listen???? Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!! He cant get down there coz he's in a wheelchair so he is just guessing LOL. So now I have 13 horses and no water. Got the neighbor to get some gallon jugs of water from his house (hot water) and I started melting snow in the kitchen on the stove LOL, sounds crazy but you do what you have got to do. It is now after 3 and we are still trying to get a plumber/electrician out, expecting one within the hour hopefully. 2007 has not started off well for me.
Catblogging day!!!!! Hey I even remembered what day it was. This is Sylvester again but this time with my fourth cat who is his brother from the same litter. I call him Ginger Cat, very original. He was from a litter that one of the wild cats had in my old barn. When the kittens were old enough to go it alone I heard him crying behind the old barn, so of course I took pity and started leaving food and water for him. He was very wild. Gradually he befriended me and then all of a sudden Sylvester showed up as well, also wild and he mellowed slowly too. I knew they were from the same litter as I had found them when they were very small where the mother cat had made a nest for them and I took some photos of them. She moved them a few days later again. Well they are here to stay and they like laying on the window sill on the porch where the sun shines in to keep warm. They pile up on top of each other. I have also posted two other pictures I took a few years ago when I had about 12 cats. This box was on the porch too and if you look closely in the one picture there are 4 cats in it and in the other picture there are 5 cats in it!! These two pics are a bit smaller than my others as they were taken from my archive sized pics, didnt have time to re-edit them now, just thought they might get a giggle.
Keep your fingers crossed that I get water and heat again soon. Hope you all had a great day.
Update 9:05pm - The plumber says it is not the capacitor that it is the actual well pump and he cant pull it out we have to find someone else to do it. We can't find a plumber who is willing to even come and look before Monday and then If I thought the last bill was big this one will be three times as much if not more!! So it looks as if I am going to be without heat and water until at least Monday. Our home health aide and I gathered all the gallon containers we could lay our hands on this evening and she went home and filled them up and brought them back so we could give the horses water. And it will all start again tomorrow. I was beginning to feel better but this is just the pits, sorry I am moaning but I just dont know what to say or do at the moment.