I am just about done. I have put a lot of time and money into this place and all it does is fight me back. The well went out today.
We had a guy come and check it out and he says it's the motor and it will be around $1200 to fix it.
I have another guy coming out for a second opinion.
It has not rained in two months so all the rain water I had harvested is gone. We have been using it so we could ration the well water and save the pump from being over worked. We limit our showers to just a few minutes each and I have mastered mine down to just three. You name it and we have done it to save the well this summer and it still goes out. If I would have known that then I would have stayed in the shower longer and filled the tub up for a long bath a few times.
I work like a dog in this heat with long hours and during the summer is when I can get the most overtime. The overtime money is suppose to be put back for the winter so we can live when I can not work. For the past two years all the overtime money has gone to fix the sewer, the piece of crap AC and the stupid well.
Last summer the AC was out once, the sewer had to be completely redone and the well went down for several days and had to have the electrical redone. This year the AC has gone out twice, the pumps in the septic are on the fritz again and now the well.
I tell you this, if the AC goes out while the well is down, I might just pack my bags and walk out of this place. I could get a all bills paid two bedroom apartment for $800 a month. The only thing I would have to worry about then would be living instead of fight this place and trying to stay alive.
We have drinking water but not enough to last long, a week or two tops. Our showers will consist of water bags filled everyday with a quick wet, soap and rinse. We have enough containers to refill every two days for the bathroom needs and could use the lake water .
If this was the real deal and everyone was out of water we would be in bad shape. I would need a storage of about 10,000 gallons to last a month with all these kids, animals and gardens. Where would I store that? If we had to live off of what I have stored, I guess the animals would die, the gardens would wither away
I don't know how long this will last. If it is the pump then we are screwed.