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We are regular readers of the exploits of Wilf the PON discovering France – and in particular enjoying the exploits as the family works on restoring a large farmhouse in Southwest France. We enjoy hearing the tales of workers not quite doing what was expected, if they show up at all. Well, its funny until it is happening to you.
The hu-dad came into the house Thursday evening only to discover something missing – water. Yep, you could turn on any faucet and hear, well, nothing. We were able to quickly determine that the well and its pump were working fine, so then we started narrowing down the source. Ultimately, we determined that there was no water pressure in the pipes coming into the house. The meaning – somewhere between the well and the house is a pipe that has become clogged or crushed. All we have to do is locate it. Underground. In a pipe buried under the house, driveway, crossing a road, and through a field. A pipe about 500 feet (150 m) long.
Excavation equipment was called and we waited on its arrival. We are still waiting. Will anyone show up over the weekend or will this drag into next week? Who knows? In the meantime, we can get all of the water we need from the well, but we have to carry it (read that description again to see how close to the house it is).
So when the humans are stressed, what can we do to help? Take them for a walk. Exercise helps humans relax and, besides, it tires them out. Remember, a tired human is a good human.
Of course, we expect a big drink of fresh water when we get back to the house.
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