Monday, June 14, 2010

We Have Water!!!

Yesterday afternoon, we called a "Well Guy" that we knew.  We didn't expect a call back on Sunday afternoon but he did call back and offer to come out about 7pm.  We explained we would be fine until Monday morning.  We sure didn't want to pay Sunday rates and we were fine since we had 30-40 gallons of fresh water in the motorhome.  Thank Goodness!!  We were able to get showers in the Rv and Al filled up a few buckets of water from the pool for flushing the toilets in the house.

 The well guy came out first thing this morning and fixed it within 2 minutes!  Evidently there is a reset switch on the bottom of the relay where the capacitor is located.  We didn't even know the reset button was there as it's on a garbage disposal!  He said the capacitor can sometimes go out and even though it was working, it would be best to go ahead and replace it.  No problem!  We paid the $90 and were very happy that was all it cost!  I had nightmares of having to replace the pump or something really expensive.  We were very happy!

I mentioned yesterday that I had just read a blog post of someone who had been having well problems, but I couldn't remember which blog...since I had read a few that day.  It turned out it was Mike and Pat's Travels.  Check out the problems they have been having with their well!  And by the way...if you're looking for a new fifth wheel and truck to pull it...they have a beauty for sale!  They also have a RV lot for sale.  Check  out their blog.

Thanks Mike and Cindy for your suggestions.  Well issues are new to us.  We had previously run into this well guy and he came out once to check our water quality.  He seemed real honest and never even charged us, so we felt we could trust him. As it turned out, we could and he got us taken care of.

It's so nice to have water again.  It's one of those things you don't realize how much you depend on...until you don't have it!

The next thing we're going to do is completely fill the freshwater tank in the motorhome.  You never know when you will need it.  All you need is a power outage and you have no electricity to pump your water.


Mike McFall said... [Reply to comment]

SUPER!!!! Wish I could be so lucky. It rained here almost all day and I didn't hear a word from the WELL guy. we'll see waht happens tomorrow.... Mine will no doubt be over a grand and the tab is running.....

Happytrails said... [Reply to comment]

So glad you were able to fix your well problem so simply and now you have WATER!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

-Nellie and Jonathan said... [Reply to comment]

It's funny how a having a little thing like water can be so important :) Glad you got it fixed, and that it didn't cost an arm and a leg!


Margie and Roger said... [Reply to comment]

Glad to read that you have water again and that the problem was rather minor. Also glad that you were able to capture a photo of the fox.