Did you ever feel like you are sitting at the bottom of a mountain and you can see the snowball approaching? It just seems to go faster and faster and get bigger and bigger. Funny how sometimes life seems like that. We seem to have lots of water drama at our house.
Today, the pipe in the pump house was leaking. As you know, Honey Bandit needs his nice fresh water every day, not to mention the fact that I am partial to bathing etc.. Fearing the store was closed, I took some baling twine and wrapped it around the broken pipe. I know ya'll are laughing, but it did slow down the leak. It went from Niagara Falls to a simple little water fall. My hubby, however, being much wiser than I, decided to check the time and amazingly enough, we had just enough time to fly up the hill and sneak in the store minutes before they closed.
The story doesn't end there though. As he was shutting off the water, he turned the ball valve and yes, you guessed it, it broke. Water was flooding out everywhere. Back to Niagara Falls and then some. So we started flipping breakers, trying to turn off the water. Finally, we got the power back on in the house and the water began to slow down. After what seemed like forever, the water shut off and we started fixing the pipe. Then, the part we bought at the store was being systematically stripped of it's threads with each turn of the wrench. Needless to say, it was a teeny bit frustrating. After digging around in the shop, we came up with a piece that had been cut off another water disaster, and eventually we managed to "git ER done". (so far, at least Click Me!) So now Honey Bandit gets his fresh water.
There are times when I wonder how my husband puts up with all this "horse drama". As all of you who rescue horses know, (especially the foals) it can really take over every aspect of your life. When I met him, he told me that he was a "city slicker". Ha, guess we fixed that.
We also finished getting the barn "cat proof", as far as we can tell. At least during the day when we cannot sit and watch over the "kids" 24/7, they will have a safe place to play and "buck out". I feel so much better knowing they can stretch out and run around around. Well I had better get back to starting all the things that should have been finished by now. I am hoping that we will have a chance to let HB and the boys out to run in the big field this weekend. Hoping to see ya'll in San Francisco next week.
Take Care and God Bless,
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang
30027 Highway 44 East
Shingletown, CA 96088