Well, maybe not. But it's looking unlikely. This isn't an ordinary pump. Nope, this is a 3/4 horsepower well pump sitting at the bottom of somewhere around 200' of pipe, and it all has to come out. Yep, all of it. Pipe, wiring, plumbing and pump are all coming out of the ground tomorrow. It's a half day job ($$) with a bunch of guys ($$$$) and some heavy lifting equipment to pull the pipe straight out ($$$) plus the new pipe, pump, and any plumbing that has to be replaced ($). So the money I'd planned on spending on hardwood floors downstairs ($$$$) will go toward paying off the credit card.
What, you say?! Credit card?!!
We can afford it ... in two weeks. Not tomorrow. Two weeks. And they're coming tomorrow because I want to flush my toilets, thank you!
Mini fate, I love you. Kiss kiss, sweetheart, darling. Thank you for not throwing us more than we can handle.
So this week's entertainment will be the plumbing circus. I thought, whatever, let's call the appliance guy and just repair the drier if possible while we're at it. Because the new drier ($$$) I wanted? No point if there's no water getting to the washing machine.
I'm not disheartened, I'm really not. I'm grateful that this isn't going to punt us into bankruptcy or put us into debt for the next X number of years. It's just another thing to keep me busy.
This weekend. This weekend we'll settle back and relax. Really. It could happen!