After realizing that there were major issues with the plumbing the plumber was hired and he worked diligently to get the water running. He had been there for a week fixing cracks and leaks in the pipes, changing faucets and making everything work perfectly. I was so excited to get to the cabin and actually CLEAN! I arrived at the cabin early on Saturday morning. The first thing I did was go into the kitchen and turn the knob on the faucet… like magic, the pure bliss of the perfect mix of hydrogen and oxygen came flowing out of the faucets, the sound was like a thousand angels singing a song just for me. I was happy! And more importantly I could clean!
My better half was at work so I spent a large part of my day clearing the kitchen out and then scrubbing with bleach, I took apart the stove and soaked it with cleaning products I set up my coffee makers and my toaster oven and then steam cleaned the wood floors! This kitchen was looking adorable and I was so excited to be able to have our first meal in there! We definitely wanted to be able to enjoy the cabin, stay overnight that Saturday and have a nice relaxing peaceful Mother’s Day on Sunday. I didn’t have my son until later that evening so what better way than to spend it with my other favorite guy! We were very much looking forward to it.
After completing the kitchen I decided to use the leaf blower/vacuum to clear away some of the leaves create pathways and clean up the outside a bit. There is a lot to do out there as well and the weather was incredibly nice so I wanted to spend some time outside.
After a few hours I came inside and decided to go wash my hands, this is when all of my excitement turned to disappointment. The water just STOPPED. It was trickling out and then seized to work. Once again my cabin had no water! After pouting, cursing to myself and flopping myself down on the couch like a pissed off teenage girl, I went under the house to check and see if the breaker for the pump had tripped or maybe it was off and I was just using the residual pressure. Unfortunately it was still on. I went upstairs to check the breakers in the fuse box there, and they were fine too. I called the plumber and he came right over, he was literally there in 10 minutes, he tried everything and came to the conclusion that the well pump was shot and he didn’t have the capability of fixing it because it was underground. CABIN WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKE ME!
What I find to be hysterical about this cabin is that each time something great happens, or one hurdle has been jumped, something else comes about and puts me right back on the level. I have a feeling this is how the cabin will always be. At this point I am not sure if there will ever be a time where I can just sit back and enjoy being there. I look at the clock and realize that it is getting late, We are going to a baseball game later that day and I need a shower (which clearly I can’t get at the cabin) so I have to shut everything down and leave. There goes our weekend plan of a quiet little getaway.
Defeated, exhausted and completely filthy, I left the cabin and informed my better half of what was going on, hearing the disappointment in my voice he suggested we go there anyway after the game, we can get a 5 gallon jug of water for toilet flushing and various other needs and we will be just fine. I immediately started to feel better. We went to the game and had a blast, stopped at the store got our water and food for the following day, armed with super hero movies and snacks we were ready to enjoy some peace, water or not! We ended up having an AMAZING stay at the cabin, enjoying our time there, enjoying our peace despite having no water and enjoying each other. The feeling I had earlier that day, of never being able to relax there quickly diminished and I realized that every situation is what you make of it. There were many moments as I was sitting there enjoying my space and my company that I felt perfectly at peace. I realized how lucky I was to have a place like this to spend time in and a person like him to spend time with. It’s all about making memories remember? And we have a ton that we have made. So cheers to an amazing Mother’s Day weekend, cheers to a boyfriend who is super positive even when things don’t work out as planned. And cheers to a cabin that will forever test my patience. We even had our first meal cooked there!
To all the mothers who have worked so hard to create a special life for your children I commend you. Thank you for being strong role models, thank you for showing us that life is something you fight for every day, and it is what you make of it. Thank you to all the parents that play both roles for your children. Thank you to all the Step Mothers who loved you because they made the choice to do so. I hope that your Mother’s Day provided you with a lesson on life, love and perspective. Because that is what it is all about.
We are hoping to have the well pump fixed on Monday… maybe we will have a new adventure next week.