Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

THIRSTY CHICKENS

First I had to keep water from coming in my house.  Next I had to pray for a propane delivery before my tank ran out completely.  Now more woes. No water. It seems the flooding caused my barn power to shut down. That caused my well pump to go off. An underground connection from electric pole to the barn shorted out. Now a trench has to be dug from the barn to the pole and a new connection put in. Many dollars! Yikes! The most difficult part was finding an electrician who had the time to take me on. Seems like the flooding created problems for other people. Well you could have fooled me:-) As my daughter used to say, "It's not all about you mother."  Now I just have to remember not to flush.

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  1. No, it's not all about you because now it is about your chickens! Do they drink water from puddles or do they only drink fresh water?

    I hope this repair doesn't cost too much. It sounds expensive. :-(

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    1. Birdie the chickens will drink from anything that holds water. A mud puddle or an old bucket sitting around with rainwater. I just try to give them fresh water so they have a choice. They may not care but I feel better :-)

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  2. Ack. I hope it is resolved quickly. And more cheaply than you expect.

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    1. EC, the most important part is resolved and I have power back to the barn but there is still work to do. It will be $100 less than I anticipated but on the whole that's not a big help:-(

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  3. I'm sorry you're having such a crummy start to the new year.

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    1. Jan, at least things are working out for the good and I am thankful for that. Plus I have a lot of friends including my blog friends that are pulling for me :-)

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  4. Sorry about that! It is always something, just as they say.

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    1. Olga, ain't it the truth :-)

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  5. I'm glad that no water came inside your house, Annie, and that you're safe - that is the main thing. I'm sure the chickens now have quenched their thirst!

    Money... how nice it would be to have enough not to have to worry. I'll never know what that feeling would be like unless I win the Lotto...and that's unlikely to ever happen...but it won't be from the lack of my trying!!

    I hope everything comes together for you soon, Annie...and not at a high cost. Take care.

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    1. Lee, my husband used to admonish me when I would worry about money and add assurances that it would all work out. And it always does:-)

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  6. hopefully an electrician will come to your rescue quickly..

    ya know what they say " if it aint one thing, its your Mother " lol

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    1. Sonny, I hope that wasn't a typo because it's really funny :-)

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  7. Oh no! Hope by now things are more under control and that the Electrician get the job done quickly...because at your place it IS all about you! Stay warm, dry and hydrated, my friend! xo

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    1. Ileana, everything is looking up. Thanks as always for your concern :-)

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  8. I saw the good news on facebook that you have water again! Yay! And you have had more than your share of strife.

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    1. Lynn, I should be ashamed because people around the world are sure having a lot more problems than I am.

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  9. Been there and done that. Do you have insurance that will cover it? Our garage is shifting and the outside wall cracking and over 10,000 dollars may cover it. I'll trade you disasters.

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    1. Tabor, no thanks! Bless your heart that sounds horrible. I sure hope you have insurance to cover that big bill.

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  10. Crumbs that sounds awful. Seems like it's been raining everywhere! Just wish it would stop it's so depressing never mind the damage caused by the flooding!

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    1. Winifred, our house is on a hill and I never expected to get water damage this high up. I'm glad to hear from you. Does this mean you posted again? I hope so

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  11. Woops- guess the storms didn't spare you-
    So sorry to hear about the heat n water! Have been wondering about the chickens too- well, they can drink whatever is in a bottle as liquid there if they must... Wonder what they would do with diet pepsi??? Or pickle juice? or Pineapple juice? Just wondering alot...
    Veggie cans have water too- corn may be ok.

    I felt so bad for the west this past week- SO many in trouble.

    Hope this problem doesn't take too long for fixing!
    Extra prayers and Good Luck!

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    1. Snaggletooth, no worries about the chickens. They have managed fine through it all. Sometimes I forget they are birds and birds know how to survive. Thanks for the extra prayers :-)

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  12. Yikes, I hate the thought of digging for repair work! Today, we had some furnace issues and the guy injected a solvent into our pipes to "clean" them. Now, I'm worried the solvent will eat through the pipes which run under our flooring for heat. Fingers crossed for you.

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    1. Barb, surely they wouldn't have injected something in your pipes that would injure them! Did you ask? Things are looking up here. Thanks for your concern.

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  13. Ouch, didn't know you were having water problems. So glad that you now have running water. The sound of a toilet flushing can be pure magic once you have been denied.

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    1. Patti, you are so right. It was music to my ears. Flush flush flush :-)

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  14. this is one of the things in rural areas, i know for it is what happens at our farm....electricity and water are important and are most prone to disruption...hope all works out for you

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  15. Glad it's back to normal there!

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  16. Oh yikes! So this is what happened. I'm so sorry, Annie!

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  17. Ugh! If I ran out of water, IT WOULD TOTALLY BE ALL ABOUT ME. Period. End of story. Hope you have it back now.

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