Monday - Frozen pipes!
Tuesday - Smoke filled living room!
...until we lit a fire in the log burning stove in the living room that evening and had smoke pouring out of the top into the living room! After lots of coughing and stinging eyes, Bryan managed to put the fire out and we got the smokey living room cleared by opening all the windows and running electric fans! It was pretty unpleasant and as you can imagine, rather chilly!. So, job for tomorrow for us, check log burning stove!
Wednesday - No power in pump house, so no water being pumped!
Anyway, by lunchtime our fabulous builder had re-wired the switches in the pump house and we had water pumping again. However, the geyer switch then tripped, so no water in the house! Really, can you believe all of this and it is only Wednesday!
After fiddling around and testing all the sockets, we worked out that one was faulty and this was tripping the geyser! So, now all good again! Water pumping, geyser working and builders, building!
Since everything seemed sorted, I decided to plant some shrubs in the new flower bed we have dug! Ah, at last something was going right!
Thursday - No hot water!
Friday - cold water pipes leaking through bathroom ceiling!
Anyway, plumbers came back and tightened the pipes. It looked like some of the pipes might have been knocked whilst some work was being done in the roof, so leaks fixed and we would have to wait until Saturday morning to test the hot water!!
Saturday - hot water pipes leaking through bathroom ceiling!
Now we are at the end of Saturday, please tell me that is it for the week. Really hope we don't have any more water issues tomorrow morning! Fingers crossed!
So, as you can see, it has been a challenging week, but we have learnt a lot about how the water system works, how to re-wire sockets and how, through a process of elimination we can work out where a problem might be located! Plus we now have warm pipes!
And now for the positive stuff...!
It was actually amazing to watch them and incredible how quickly the grass burns. Though I felt like a bit of a plum doing it, I did go out and take some photos of them at work!