Aquatic Emanations

Aquatic Emanations

Chris got an early start after making a trip to Campbell’s supply and Colton for parts (he forgot some in Colton, naturally). After getting some work done until about 1 Michelle and the kids arrived with a picnic lunch. Work continued on the pump house into the afternoon with start up around 4 after Michelle made a quick trip back to town for 1 inch PVC pipe. A new type of sediment filter was tried this year, so far so good.

The pump took prime easily and filled the house/water heater quickly. After getting to pressure it kicked off but appeared to lose prime somewhat before next kick in, taking a few minutes to start pushing water and filling the lines with air in the mean time. Several items were checked and tightened but the culprit for losing prime was not found. One big leak was identified and not fixed on the pump. Both toilets are having issues filling, the back one never shuts off the front one fills VERY slowly.

The kids played on the beach and in the water until they could barely stand. Margaret skipped nap time for more water time.

Dinner was ordered for carry out from the Hillside. Burgers, chicken strips and chislic. After dinner everything was picked up and covered for rain storms tonight and in the morning and the Uthe’s headed for home.

Weather

Very Warm, Humid and mostly sunny, mid 70s for a high. Calm to semicalm winds from the South.

People

Chris, Michelle, William, Margaret Uthe.

Pump House Hijinx

Pump House Hijinx

Chris spent most of the afternoon in Colton cutting up 4×4, 2×4 and decking boards to make the skeleton of a pump house. He then brought the pieces along with almost all the plumbing fittings he needed to set up the new pump house. Instead of hiding the pump under the trailer the new plan is to have it above the possible flood water in a seperate pump house at the end of the trailer.

After making some progress Chris got a migrane and retreated to Madison for dinner and some recovery. Chris, Michelle, William and Margaret all returned after dinner to keep going on the project.

New Dave provided some suggestions and tools for removing the broken PVC from the bladder tank and Chris and Michelle got the basics of the pump house put together, noting the few fittings Chris would need the next day.

William and Margaret played on the beach and splashed and stomped their rain boots in the lake. On the way out the two sections of walk way that were still missing were noted as found on the pile by the feed lot from the flood cleanup so those will make their way back home soon.

William and Margaret both voiced their preference to stay and not go home. Sadly with no water, no gas and no AC the family was trotted home.

Weather

Warm, Humid and cloudy, upper 60s for a high. Calm winds from the South.

People

Chris, Michelle, William, Margaret Uthe.

A Holiday Approaches

A Holiday Approaches

Chris brought out a new 3/4 HP well pump, a new sediment filter and some landscaping materials. 65 eight foot green treated 5×5 landscape timbers to create a parking pad and a lower bound for the new skirting.

Lance had come by with the barge and put the dock and boat lift in. Chris found the two poles for the piece of walk way that goes up to the dock but the walkway itself is still MIA so we will likely have to build a new one. The old one had nice decking on it but was not made of green treat and had rotted pretty quickly.

What grass is left will need to be trimmed and the walk way pieces sorted back out and put down the sand. The Jetski lift is still in the yard as well.

Weather

Mid 60’s a breeze out of the northwest. Very cloudy, occasional spits of rain with 100% humidity all day.

People

Chris Uthe