Thursday morning while paying our electric bill - for our house, not the boat - I noticed that it had doubled. Suspicious of problems, we asked our "farm buddies" (as opposed to our boat buddies) to check our house and sure enough we had water spewing from two burst pipes in our basement. Both of these pipes went through outer walls to outside faucets. They had been spewing for a long time and had I paid the bill when first received, I would have caught the problem sooner! (Is there a moral to that?) Anyhow our "buddies" turned off the circuit breaker to the well pump and stopped the waterfalls.
|Sign of Spring|
The next morning at 6:30 I headed home to Minnesota. Talk about culture shock. First of all Spring is definitely here - fruit trees in bloom, geese nesting on our pond, cropland turning green, grass growing, daffodils blooming. It is cool and sunny, admittedly a relief from the 85-90 degree heat of Florida! Our son Josh picked me up at the airport and came home with me as moral support, physical labor, and the keeper of a sense of humor!
|View that first greeted us|
|Progress, but still pretty awful|
|Doesn't look as impressive as it should|
|Nothing that 3 or 4 loads to the dump won't cure|
|Josh and the "Old Maid" cards|