Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's a matter of perspective

I lost my perspective Monday afternoon when the well guy wouldn't return my calls 
and I kept absent-mindedly turning on the faucet thinking water would come out.


I had a little meltdown, thinking I'd never have water again because 
not a single well company in the yellow pages would answer their phone.



Justina caught wind of my dilemma through the work grapevine Hi, Norma!, came to my rescue, and recommended a well company who did answer their phone and will be sending out a service guy today. Whew. Knowing that there is help on the horizon is all I needed to see clearly again and keep life's road bumps in perspective.


And when all else fails, I need only to hang out with my herd to be reminded of what matters most...


...having friends, family, neighbors, and blog readers to lean on when I need a little support.
Thanks, everybody!

38 comments:

  1. Whew ... sounds like quite an adventure, and who'd a thought it would be so much trouble getting a well guy to come out!?!?! Glad it's working out and by tonight you should be able to relax in a nice bubble bath or hot shower!

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  2. What cracking good photos!!
    Hope, you will have support with the well problem soon!

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  3. We love ya, Carson.

    Looks like you and I both spent some time laying down in our pastures/corrals yesterday. :D

    GREAT pictures. Keep your chin up.

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  4. Off the subject - Have you ever been back to the Bordo Atrevasado? "All the Pretty Horses" is one of my all time favorites.

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  5. awwww, I can feel the love of those burros thru my intact computer wires....those darn freeloading mice,grrrrrrrr!

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  6. I don't understand companies these days. Had the same thing happen when we wanted to have our driveway paved. People would not answer their phones to give us a quote. I finally just started leaving messages saying that I had called three times and I guess they just didn't want our business nor our word of mouth recommendations to our neighbors...
    WHooooaaaa, did that get them calling me back!

    Di

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  7. After 4 days with no hot water and little water pressure, I feel your pain. All is well now and will be for you too. LOVE the furbaby pix!

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  8. Living in the country, I too know how alone and vulnerable you feel when such things happen. Hope something comes out of those faucets soon!

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  9. See? Help is on the way! Phew!

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  10. I was worried there for a while that you were going to have to dig for water. Glad they are coming out today. Whew.
    Suzanne

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  11. EVERYONE should have a George and an Allen to pull them out of the funk :) Thanks for the daily comic strips :) Jeanne in SC

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  12. I've found that it almost always pays to complain about a bad situation -- you never know when one of your listeners has a handy solution!

    :-)

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  13. Nancy in NC4/19/11, 7:19 AM

    Businesses don't operate the same way they used to. Customer service was once upon a time the most important aspect - not now, never again. That last picture of George would have brought me out of any funk I might be in also.. Glad you've found a company that at least answers the phone!

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  14. Scrumptious photos!
    Not answering the phone must be something they teach at "Well college". Most of the companies around here can't afford or don't want to hire someone to answer phones. Good luck today on getting water.

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  15. That last photo looks like it could be a motivational poster for emotional support!
    Your burro boys are lovely, I really enjoy tuning in every day to see what ya'all are up to.

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  16. Lots of support going on in those photos.... mostly Alan, supporting George.... and setting a good example for us, burro style!

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  17. Yay Justina! And Yay for getting the well fixed!

    We all get by with a little help from our friends.

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  18. Wonder-full post! and good luck with your well....

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  19. I think I see some sort of water storage tank in your future. : ) So glad you will have water soon!
    Lisa in Tennessee

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  20. Love the last photo of George! That is priceless! Hope you get water soon.

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  21. Uh oh...no water would mean no coffee. Now that is scary! Glad Justina and Norma came to your rescue!

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  22. OMG, George! That is a priceless shot in the last photo. My gawd, you can look goofy. In a good way, of course.

    So glad to hear your water problems will soon be over. All kidding aside, that's a scary situation to be in.

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  23. I hope they get your water back today. Like I said before, I live on a well system too so I know what it's like to turn the faucet and have nothing come out.

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  24. Hang in there Linda and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  25. Having to haul water... I know how you're feeling. Suddenly, turning on the faucet and actually having water come out of it, feels like TOTAL luxury!!!!
    Love the photos, they are priceless :D

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central
    PS: I'm heading to the ACTHA audition in Estancia, NM this weekend!

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  26. Being without water is no fun! Believe me, we know! I went through the same thing trying to get a well guy out. Great photos. You have a real eye for perspective.

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  27. Carol in Colo4/19/11, 3:22 PM

    I hope you and herd have running water by now. Through thick or thin, your family is always there to lean on you or each other.

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  28. Your last picture is wonderful.

    We just turned water on in our bathroom at the project house. It is truly a miracle to see water come out of the faucet! Some day it will be even more miraculous when the water is warm!!

    Good luck with the well guy... hope it is just the wires and a simple fix!

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  29. Hope you are all out playing in the sprinklers tonight in celebration. :)

    Loved loved loved the last shot.

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  30. Sorry you're having well problems, and hope you can resolve them soon. but HOLY SMOKES, I LOVE these photos!!

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  31. Amazing photos. I hope you have water by the time you've read this.

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  32. Hope you got what you needed today - there are so many things we can do without. Water isn't one of them.

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  33. You and your herd are in my prayers. Thanks for keeping your chins up! Well, I can't really say that for George. He looks pitiful (sp?) :) And Alan must be saying "You ain't heavy, you're my brother"!

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  34. I was sympathetic as I read about your water plight, but I was distracted by the fabulous shots of your animals. The ones with one draping its face over the back of the other one made me want to get my car and drive to your ranch.

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  35. Hey Carson...! Love the pics!

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  36. I love that last shot Linda! Priceless~

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  37. I wish I could say, "Water is overrated." But no, it will come soon I hope!

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