Monday, December 21, 2009
Well, sort of a working well... sort of... *oh, well*
Sometimes life just seems like an uphill climb...
But sometimes you just have to work a little harder to get where you want to be!
Honestly, I did not know that a cat could climb a six foot chain link fence. Did you know that a cat could climb a six foot chain link fence???
See, the deal is that Forrest and Benny are buddies. They love to play together, but Benny is inside a fenced in garden/yard so that the coyotes won't make a meal of him. He likes the garden so he stays there. Also, if I don't plant my garden inside a fence, the chickens eat all the tomatoes. Of course, if I plant the peas and beans inside the fence, then Benny eats them all. Squash seems to be fairly safe from everyone - except the bugs. But I digress...
Back to my story - I did not know that Forrest could climb a fence that tall. Apparently she does it anytime that she wants to play with Benny. Well, anytime she wants to play with him without a fence between them (see the second picture...). I was inside the fence with Benny when Forrest climbed over the six foot chain link panel to join us inside the "yard" (see the first picture!). Fortunately I followed rule #1 that day and I did not leave the house without my camera. But, I digress...
Back to the story: Forrest worked really hard to get inside the garden so she could play with Benny. And she had a really good time playing when she got there. All the effort she put into climbing the fence was worth it!
So... now to the Daily Paulden Headline: "Well sort of well but not quite well but may be well in the future when, well, there will be time to fix the well."
Clear as mud? hehe! No doubt. Living in the country has its ups and downs and you just have to take the hard work with the fun. My well is partially fixed now so I do have water in the house... some of the time. I can't leave the well on all the time, so I run out and throw the breaker on, then run inside and do all my 'water stuff'. I can leave it on long enough to do the dishes and laundry - woohoo! And, most importantly - to fill up all the water tanks for the critters. And then I run back outside and turn off the breaker to the well. When I have time, I will fix the three (thank you very much!) leaking frost free faucets and then drain the pressure tank and recharge it.
And then, knowing that I have climbed the six foot chain link fence, I am going to sit down and have some fun watching my sink fill up with water =p I'll send out invitations - we can have a "Wel - come back party"! Potluck, of course - I'll supply the drinks - plenty of fresh well water ;-)