Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Really?!? Four Weeks?!?

Waterline has been laid. All we need is for the county to come hook us up.

FireMan went to the county water office today, submitted the paperwork, copy of the permit, and paid for the hookup.

And was told it will be 4 - 8 weeks before they can hook up our water.

Something about how because we live so far out they need to get special permits from the state to blah, blah, blah. Or something like that.

Listen. I know we moved to a rural area. And yes, this is what we wanted, but...

Let me assure you, we do not live in the middle of nowhere.

Our house is four miles from downtown C_________, on a main road. A small town, sure, but a town. It is ten minutes to a bevy of restaurants & gas stations. Two major grocery stores within a ten minute drive. Precisely ten miles to a major interstate. Nine miles to the largest city in our county.

And so, yes, even though our little stretch of road is surrounded by farms & woods, I am surprised, disappointed, and filled with disbelief that we live "so far out" that it will take 4-8 weeks to get running water, because they will need special permits.

Did I mention we already drained the cistern in preparation for the hookup? I don't really get it, but I guess to lay the line they have to get into the cistern to connect to the house or something. I guess that makes since.
And even though we didn't have running water, we were at least able to drop a bucket into our ginormous cistern to get water when we needed it, water for the dogs & cats, etc. And now we don't even have that. We have no water at our house for the next 1-2 months.

I would like to cry now.

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