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Why do troubles/problems always seem to come in threes?

re: Why do troubles/problems always seem to come in threes?

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by » Fri Feb 23, 2018 04:11 pm

About as close as I ever got to your area was Dickinson North Dakota, then on the other end of the state in Fargo, about 3 weeks each.  Everybody in the band noticed the water problem.  I bet fauces, water pipes and anything else like pump motors are a continuing problem.  I don't suppose Moen hates you but I bet they hate Montana and North Dakota.  I know the water was hard on our clothes and I'm sure it was hard on us.  At 255 to 265 your water sounds downright crunchy!  John

re: Why do troubles/problems always seem to come in threes?

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by » Thu Feb 22, 2018 04:09 pm

Our water is (as you said) salty and full of lime and calcium. ;) One way to rate hardness is in grains. We have had ours tested by 2 well companies AND Cullagin and we are the hardest they have seen out here at between 255 and 265 grains.

By the normal measure of hardness (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grains_per_gallon), VERY hard is 10.5 and higher grains.

Our water destroys faucets and such. Thank goodness Moen has a lifetime warranty, they have to replace out faucets about every 1 to 2 years! I am sure they hate me by now.

Getting soap to foam up when showering is not possible. I miss seeing soap froathing as I rub it in.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


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Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Why do troubles/problems always seem to come in threes?

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by » Thu Feb 22, 2018 03:58 pm

Well, I took Mom's insistence on coffee and a cigarette as a good sign because it meant she wasn't willing to just lay down and die, but to enjoy herself.  (Her mother lived to 98 and despite some forgetfulness, she was in pretty good shape for also having been a much heavier smoker than my Mom.)  She lives by herself, keeps a spotless house, sweeps snow from her porch in much colder weather than I have, is still a good driver, (I rode with her last Christmas) and drives into town almost every morning for breakfast.  She's still perfectly lucid and acts more like she's 60 than 81.  And of course, I worry to death about her, especially being too far away to visit more than a couple times a year.  In fact, we've been planning a joint trip to Florida this summer.  Would love to have that happen.

What's wrong with your water?  I noticed in my travels up through North Dakota, that the local water was salty and full of lime or calcium.  John

re: Why do troubles/problems always seem to come in threes?

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by » Wed Feb 21, 2018 05:25 pm

Sorry about your mother. I hope her morning coffee and smoke was/is a good sign as well. :)

The well is still down at home. We are on the 3rd day with no water. The good news is that the temps came up enough to allow the repair of it now, so it is being worked on now. I am hoping to be able to shower tonight!

Our water is very bad at home and we only use the house water for washing. It is not for drinking and we use distilled water for consumption and cooking for us and the kitties. I generally buy 6 to 10 bottles of water a week for us to use.

It was warmer last night, only about 12 below (about 10 degrees warmer than the night before) and today it is a bit warmer. Looks like about 2.5f at home right now, about 5 ot 8 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Why do troubles/problems always seem to come in threes?

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by » Wed Feb 21, 2018 04:12 pm

Last year troubles seemed to come by the dozen.  I'm so sorry about your Mom.  Mine has survived her latest bout with cancer.  I've actually lost count but I'm sure she hasn't.  Just after her last round of chemo-therapy she caught the flu and has had that for about a month.  That's almost cleared up but has left her with bronchitis.  She does seem to be on the mend though.  She's an 81 year old smoker but the flu hit her so hard she didn't smoke for a couple of weeks.  Then a few days ago she decided that although she wasn't supposed to have caffeine with her medications, she was determined to have a cup of coffee and a cigarette.  I'm probably not supposed to look at it this way but I took it as a good sign.

I lived in a place for a few years where the well was contaminated.  You could use it for the toilet and that was about it.  I hauled water in 2 liter bottles the whole time.  Not very convenient but I got used to it.

Yesterday morning it was just above freezing, (It never gets as cold as 20 below.) and it was a chilly, dark, drizzly day, and 5 deer ran out in front of me.  I had plenty of time to stop and there were no trees along that particular stretch so I could see quite a way on either side of the road.  I had to come to a complete stop to wait for the last and littlest one to cross.  Once across the road they gracefully leaped a 4 foot fence and ran off.  It's an amazing sight, seeing them fly through the air like that.

Last night we had freezing rain and everything was froze over.  Amazingly, the streets are clear...but the cars were essentially popsicles.  John

Why do troubles/problems always seem to come in threes?

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by » Tue Feb 20, 2018 02:01 pm

Mom has flu and this weekend had a 103f temp and the nursing hom sent her to the hospital. THough they have stablized her, she is back to being delusional and paranoid. End of life sucks.

 

Monday morning about 4am 2 co2 detectors both went off in opposite ends of the house. I had to air out the home and we called in someone to check the boilers.

 

Last night about midnight our well stopped working, so no water at all. I went outside in my pjs and slippers to check the well breaker (check the attached image of the temp as I drove to work this morning). Being outside for a few minutes in that in pjs and slippers is painful and stupid. I hope we can get the issue resolved today, it would be nice to have water, take a shower, wash clothes, wash dishes and brush teeth. :/ Still, I suppose there are people in this world far worse off right now so I shan't complain too bitterly. ;)


 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart


Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

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