Friday, June 11, 2010
Digg'n a Ditch
Anyone with water woes - shortages, low pressure, hard water stains on fixtures - knows how inconvenient and disruptive it can be, especially with kids or teenagers who don't understand the concept of 3 min showers in the middle of a hot dry summer.
I've been planning on having a new drilled well put in for several years now. I've gotten quotes. It's very expensive but I can make some adjustments in the finances in order to afford it. Also, it adds value to my property and makes the house much easier to sell when the time comes. The kids are turning into young adults and momma's tired of the lawn mowing and snow shoveling so that time gets closer every day.
So, what is holding me back?
The chaos and mess. My whole front yard has to be dug up. In addition to the cost of the well I'm not sure what the yard will look like after they're gone. I have a large rock garden, a retaining wall and a walkway that might not survive. So, as I often say to my kids, (and they hate it) I need to suck it up and get it done.