Precious Water

After 3 weeks of hauling water, (the first week from town, the second week from a neighbor, and the third week from our well) we appreciated on a new level what it meant not having limitless clean water.  The farthest we had to hand carry water was about 300 feet from our well to the trailer.  I was hauling around 10 gallons of water at a time and it was HEAVY!  I forget to be thankful for these “small” things that are part of our daily life.  What a gift!! When I think of the people (mostly women) all over the world, who walk much farther – for less water – that isn’t clean – I remember to give thanks for what is truly a treasure!

On our third weekend on the property we had a family work day to help us get temporary water from our well to our trailer.  What a blessing to have willing family and delicious, clean, available water!

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We cleaned up some of the logs as well.

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The kids were really helpful.  They moved rounds and helped insulate the water pipe.

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And by the end of the day, we had water!  Praise the Lord!!