Thursday, May 18, 2006




Tyler got the septic pump working. That's him staring into the tank. It doesn't drain when it's supposed to...something to do with the pump not maintaining it's "prime". We dunno - septic speak is new to us. Anyways, Tyler got it working somehow. We can use the toilet! However, we have no hot water, something that's not going to change in the near future (we can't afford to hook up the natural gas). We both took baths by boiling water on the stove. I boiled 5 pots of water (which took about an hour) and added it to a very shallow base of cold water only to get a still shallow luke-warm bath. Luke-warm is being generous. It wasn't pleasant, but at least I don't have to wear a hat anymore. We're going to invest in a solar shower.

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