Wondering about wild grapes

Monday, May 30, 2011

Wondering why I have no water.

First off, I wasn’t feeling up to par yesterday and last night I woke up around 01:30 shaking and shivering from a high fever. Dang, I haven’t been sick for years, what happened? Took two aspirins and went back to bed. Woke up this morning, still not feeling up to par and found out we didn’t have any water.

Went and looked at the well and the only thing I can think happened was the fire ants shorted out the pressure switch contacts and burned the pump motor out. Don’t know for sure but will dig out an old set of points and see if that works. I still can’t pump water; since I need to prime the well and I don’t have near enough water to do that. If I can get up enough energy to try out the old points, maybe (if they work) I will go buy a lot of those gallon water jugs.

Think I will go back out to the couch and lay down for awhile. Like I said, this is the first time in many years that I have been sick. This time doesn’t seem to be too bad yet, and hopefully it will go away quickly.

You all have a wonderful Memorial Day, you hear?


  1. Hope you feel better soon. Another reason to hate fireants!

  2. Sorry to hear about you not having any water...and that you are not feeling well!

    Hope both situations get better soon!

  3. Shame you can't get water to gag down a couple of aspirin. And how the hell you functioning without coffee?

  4. Frann, I don't know why electricity attracts them, but it does. Some say it is the 60 cycle hum. I just think they were sent by the Devil!!

    HJ, I have water now, at least for a while. I filed the point on the pressure switch contacts where the fire ants were. That seemed to work.

    Ben, I brought in the last two gallons of water I had in the motorhome. It also has usable bathroom facilities. Glad we have it, it has come in handy many times.

  5. Good to have few preps. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Of course, that's when something major has to break down. Isn't that always the way?

    No one thinks of the well until the water runs dry.

  6. It is Tuesday morning and I am feeling some better. Will try to get out and purchase a new pressure switch assembly. Yep, one should never take anything for granted.