I realize it has been several days since I last posted. Let me try to catch up.
Saturday we finally found the problem with the washing machine drain line. Our washing machine is on a separate drain field. Since we moved here, we have periodically had water back up problems. I extended the drain field twice, but this didn't solve the problem. We checked for clogs, etc. But nothing ever completely solved the problem. We didn't have a back flow with every wash, and it did seem to happen with the initial surge of water-if you got past that, you were homefree.
So on Saturday we dug up the drain line. Not 10 feet from the house the pipe transitioned from 2" PVC to 1.5" PVC. Then a foot later the pipe went uphill over an old dry well. Well, there's the problem! We replaced all the 1.5" pipe (it transitioned back to 2" before the drain field) and fixed all the grade problems (while the drywell problem was the most pronounced, the rest of the line didn't always have a downhill path either.) It was a long day of work, but we finally have a problem solved.
Our last two have finally come down with the chicken pox. They are on track to suffer through Holy Week-but may be feeling better by Easter.
A couple more things....
Hopefully I can update the sidebar with some more links next week. School is on Easter break, so maybe I will have some time. We have put a few things in the ground, but we still have a few really cold nights predicted this week, so it will be another week before finish planting.
Was at the hardware store on Saturday. I found out there will be no Bethune Chicken Strut this year. Last year there was a carnival, parade, etc. We tried (unsuccessfully) at reported here, here, and here to sell some homemade wreaths, wooden guns, and walking sticks. Most of the wooden guns have been depleted between birthdays here and giving them away to interested visitors. The wreaths are depleted too. We have most of the walking sticks. Maybe I should sell them on ebay... Actually we think it would be really neat to open a country store in our front yard and sell homemade crafts and jams. But another year maybe....
And our annual Passion Play should be this weekend pending health and weather issues.
I would suspect that my blogging will be sort of light the rest of this week, but who knows...