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    Hello, finally found a nice apartment within our price range. It’s only ten minutes away from where we live now, which is great. We had been looking up to four hours away, so we are happy with our new home. It has taken all my stress away. Looking forward to moving in!

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    Hello, finally found a nice apartment within our price range. It’s only ten minutes away from where we live now, which is great. We had been looking up to four hours away, so we are happy with our new home. It has taken all my stress away. Looking forward to moving in!

    Fantastic! Wishing you and your family many happy times there, Mike.


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    In the past week, I have had some lessons in non-attachment, impermanence, and patience.

    Last Monday, I came home from walking the dog to find that we had no water pressure. A quick diagnostic suggested the well pump was not working. The plumber was able to stop by the same day, and basically agreed with my opinion. The following day, a crew showed up and prepared to raise the pump. It wouldn't come out of the hole: something was jamming it. When something is stuck down a deep well, you are pretty much looking at getting in a drilling rig.

    I left for an afternoon appointment, fully expecting to come home to find a drilling crew scheduled. Instead, I found all the contents of the well - pump, pipe, wiring, and a big ball of rope that was the cause of the jam - lying on the lawn. The crew had dropped a camera down the hole, found the ball of rope down there, and had MacGyvered a solution to bring the rope and all the equipment to the surface. My midday the following day, we had new everything down the well.

    And then, yesterday, the oven died. The stove is only four years old. Appliance repairmen don't come as quickly as plumbers, it seems.



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    Hi, Kathy. Yes. There are no better devices to teach us the truth of impermanence than electro-mechanical systems.

    We experienced a similar failure with our pump, but not with a similar cause. My current wife bought this home in the year 2000 and all of its electro-mechanical systems are approaching 20 years old, which is twice the expected life of service for such devices. We do not have to wait for any repair persons, however, as I am a retired engineer and find great satisfaction in repairing whatever my wife breaks, or which fails due to old age. Ironically our latest failure has been our water pump as well, due to a defective water pump pressure switch, available at our local Lowes Hardware store.

    Glad your systems are up and running again. I wonder if the ball of rope was left in the well since the time of installation or it flowed down stream from another well through your aquifer. If so, suggest you have someone check to see if you might have an undermining problem, which may cause you to lose your home into a sink hole as a result. ( Hope not, for your sake.)

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