Tuesday, December 09, 2008


This is it. The new well. Not very exciting, is it?

This is Dave, working the trenching machine. Pipes and electricity to pump the water have to go in a trench. This Ditch Witch was apparently designed for flat level surfaces. Also for operators bigger and heavier than Dave. Not to mention guys who weren't so conscious of renting it buy the hour.

It was really hard work and he relied on his crew(me) to bring water and ignorant suggestions regularly. Part of making your husband feel smart is making dumb suggestions. I'm really good at that. It helps to have a smart husband.

Here is us at the end of the day. The house is really a 40 year old mobile home. This makes us "Trailer Trash."

The walls are thin so you can hear what the neighbors are up to. In the absence of neighbors, they maintain the temp ambient to the temp outdoors. If we had neighbors, we could hear their teeth chatter at night.

We have a little TV there. No reception, but we hook up the XBox and we can play DVDs. So we sit across the room, looking at movies on a 10 inch screen, wishing for binoculars.

I hinted at Joseph that I needed new sweatpants for Christmas. I hinted pretty hard because he is new at being hinted at by women in his family. His response to me hoping to get new sweats by Christmas?

"With your own money."


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Brrr! You guys look so cold.
My hubby and I used to be trailer trash when we first got married.
We lived in a trailer older than both of us. It was always cold in the winter and terribly hot in the summer.
We lived in a trailer park where the trailers were less than 10 feet apart. gah!
The very fat man living next to us always kept his windows open and only wore his BVD's around the house, nothing else.
So, on that one side of our house, the sunnier, south facing side, I had to keep all my windows closed.
I froze in the winter with no sunlight.
But that man was creepier. :P

Stay warm :)

New Mexico

Melanie said...

Trailer trash...lol!!! How fun to be making these memories for your family, and that well is just fabulous...lol!!!

allhorsestuff said...

We have not afforded heating furnace oil this year...I am sitting here with a small portable heater in a 1904 home. We sleep with the hot water bottle at our toes every night...I understand!!!
You look like we do!

Grey Horse Matters said...

You guys look cold but comfy and cozy. The new well will be great once it's finished. Hope you get your sweats for Christmas.