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2019-03-12 01:44:39 PM  
So while I'm staying with my sister, I'm getting a great taste of the Great Outdoors. In rural America, people usually get their water from wells, but in some case a property owner lucks out and has a spring on their property where the water brings itself to the surface and you just need to capture it. This is what I had some fun dealing with over the course of the past week.

The neighbor, a city boy who is letting my sister keep her horses and cow at his place in exchange for some repairs to the fencing and horse barn, knows pretty much nothing about the utilities. His system has a spring house (a tiny building that captures the incoming water in a cistern) and a pump house (which actually pressurizes the water at a slightly higher elevation). The electrical wire powering the pump in the spring house, which wound through a small copse of trees, was broken during a recent storm when a tree limb fell on it. Since I'm not licensed, we called a real electrician, who recommended that we re-run the wire strung high above ground (so the horsies wouldn't hit it), but also that we cut out all of the trees around it to prevent another limb from falling. So we did, and we were in the process of setting new, higher electrical poles that he could run the wire on (after buying the posts and digging the post holes) when he stopped by to check our progress and said "If I had known you were clearing out that much, I woulda just said let's bury it! The trencher's easier to bring out than the bucket truck to get up on the poles!"

C'est la vie.

Anyway, take the quiz and come back to tell us about that time you did too good of a job.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz.

Good luck, and if you have any issues with the Quiz (or just want to say hi), please reply to this post.
 
2019-03-12 02:22:02 PM  
Well, I'm number one! On the easy quiz, and for probably 15 seconds, but I'll take it.

Now let's see if I can successfully tie my own shoes.
 
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