Water is Life
How to Get Water in the Desert
Eric spent six weeks non-stop plumbing. Plumbing. Who knew it would be our most challenging endeavor? Everyone, really. No one with building experience takes on plumbing. I did warn Eric. My dad, a carpenter and contractor for many years, always said he'd do anything but plumbing. I even found Eric a plumber that works on off-grid systems, but for some reason I can't understand even after 14 years of marriage, he refuses to hire a plumber.
When we finally had our shower fully built, tiled, grouted, plumbed and curtained. Eric was so excited to take a real shower. It's super dusty out here, working outside in the desert winds. We've been getting by showering outside in our underwear under a solar shower. But then, the water stopped. It just stopped flowing out of the faucet. Something to do with the cisterns being too low, not enough pressure to prime the pump or something I can't wrap my brain around. But I couldn't stop lau…
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