In case you were still worried about our family's unflushed toilets, I am happy to report that we once again have working water. (Better yet, we've been showering for several days now...) It was messy, it was frigid, it was extremely frustrating, but my plumber/husband skillfully managed to replace the brittle line.
And so, here are a few photos to memorialize the ordeal. To start off, here's a "before" pic of our washed-out side yard once the flooding died down.
A snapshot of the next two days' labor: dig, heft, repeat.
Our new blue pipe in its new red home.
Anybody seen a giant gopher?
Eli and I didn't do much but occasionally offer a few words of encouragement.
But Talia celebrated with Jason afterward by jumping on our new trampoline. Squee!
Thanks for the fantastic present, NomiAnn and Papa Kay. :)
If you're happy to be done digging, jump for joy!
Other great news: handy-man Jason was able to fix the washing machine last night, so I'm now five loads closer to being caught up on laundry. As for the mini-van, well, it's still in the shop. Meanwhile, we're diggin' down into life here at home.