Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bladder Issues

Friday, I came home from school with major bladder leakage.  I mean the kind that is so bad it prevents regular flow.  Water flow that is. Oh, you thought...

No, I'm referring to our well. Those of us that live in rural America, otherwise known as the sticks, have well water which is free until something goes wrong.  Then, it becomes incredibly expensive.  I didn't immediately know about said bladder issues right away. It went something like this...

Girl child flushed the toilet and a loud rumble ensued, actually making the floor tremble.  It had poured all day and weird things happen when there is a lot if rain and you're on a well. So, I scratched my head, shrugged and did the only logical thing; I flushed the commode again. This time there was no noise but the water turned a dirty, murky color. Again, I chauked it up to the onslaught of precipitation that has dumped on us (haha dumped, flushing of toilet..bad joke I know). 

Fast forward to time to cook dinner. I turned on the kitchen faucet and it began  to spit and sputter like there was air in the line.  Then, it completely stopped. It was in that very moment that it occurred to me that something was seriously wrong.  How it was just now occurring to me, no one will ever know. Hubs began the regular checklist of checking the breaker box, checking other faucets, etc and then headed to the well house to learn of the pressure tank's demise. 

Hellllooooo weekend! Thankfully the well guys were able to come yesterday and fix it. However, when we turned on the faucets, dirt and sediment in the pipes blew through them all, clogging the kitchen and bathroom sink and the toilet! Fan-freaking-TASTIC!  Poor hubs has spent all day replacing faucets, taking faucets apart and cleaning them and replacing that contraption inside the throne tank.

I am very happy to announce that all faucets and toilet are fully functional!!  I haven't tried the dishwasher yet; I'm too scared of he fallout that could occur! 

14 comments:

  1. We take simple things like water for granted until they're suddenly gone and we have to cope. Glad everything is fixed and running properly.

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    1. You're so right! The only thing worse than a cold shower, is no shower!

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  2. Houses can have bladder issues too, who knew? I guess now you and your loo too lol

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  3. Thanks for following me, yes it is an outlet . Since being widowed years ago I have had a blog since 2007 but for personal reason deleted it. I started another one then Google+came on the scene and I just don't understand it.

    I enjoyed your blog and yes thought you were having personal problems......always pay to read on a bit further. look forward to your next post.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I understand as I too had to delete my first blog. I use Google+ but I'm not sure I understand it!

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  4. Ah, I remember the days. The worst though, was when one of the idiot neighbors built his horse arena with his well in the center... which contaminated his well. And since it taps into the artisan spring the WHOLE neighborhood within 5 miles had to be tested for contamination. Do you think he said anything to anyone? Nope. We just noticed that he had water being delivered to the house and took a wild guess. Thank God no one was killed or made sick.

    Now I have good old chemically processed water from the town. And pay a pretty penny for it. *sigh* Perhaps the only plus side is that when the power goes out I can still flush...

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    1. You kind of lived your own Erin Brokovich story!! City water definitely has it's advantages. When the power goes out here, there is no flushing!

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  5. When I saw the title, I thought I was gonna be pissed...

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    1. Hahahaha! Well, when I realized we were without water for at least 24 hours, I was pretty pissed.

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  6. Great Googli Moogli! We had a LOT of rain Saturday and we have a well.
    I'm terrified to flush the toilet.
    But...I gotta go.

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    1. When nature calls... You have to flush!

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  7. Greetings human, Leslie,

    Well, you certainly came up with a deep subject. My humans flush the toilet and the kitchen sink starts to gurgle. As for me, I just go outside for a ceremonial crap.

    Oh great, prove I'm not a robot. Of course, I'm not a robot. I'm a dog!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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    1. Greetings and welcome! My kitchen sink gurgles when the washer empties. I pride myself on deep topics as such. Thanks for stopping by!

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