“Yes,” he said, “we really must use the water in that tank for watering the garden. We have a hose-pipe ban coming in soon.”
This has been one of the driest Summers I can recall. Winter saw less water than usual.
The ground is rock hard, so you can imagine what it’s been like for a husband with a heart condition, to have to dig holes, four feet down to find one of the outlet pipes from the house guttering. Once this project is finished, this will connect to the amazing pumping system he has created.
My husband built this house that we have lived in for the past sixteen years. There is no main drainage, as it is semi-countryside. We have a sewage treatment plant about seven feet in depth, and a rainwater tank containing 9000 gallons. We have talked about utilising this tank for so long to water the garden.
The work has been long and arduous, conducted in the heat waves we are currently experiencing. We now have holes all over our lawn, where pipes have been sought.
My dear husband dug the first hole in the wrong place, although he didn’t dig too deeply. Today he came into the kitchen and excitedly said, “I have found one of the pipes! It was just about two inches from where I first dug a week ago.”
“That’s great news,” I replied, relieved that this heavy work would be coming to an end.
Has your spouse or significant other ever gotten into a project such as this one? I’d love to know how you handled it.