Let me set the scene.
A forty something woman. Not too much money. Going through a kind of tough time. Five seconds of headwinds, and she’s ready to throw in the towel, call it quits, run away.
You have the general mindset of the person in question?
Yesterday I was over the moon because the pond did not leak.
Get home this afternoon. Different story. Right then and there I saw all these things that has to be done once again, water wasted, plants wasted, time wasted…
I get out of the car where I parked it, feeling super despondent because after everything I did it’s still not working the way it should.
Walk past the outside tap. I hear water running. The tap is closed. Why would water be running?
And then I realise what happened.
This morning, the dogs needed water. So I uncoupled the hose from the tap to fill up their waterbowl. And I did not put the hosepipe back on the tap. With the other end still in the dam, and this end out in the open, it created some kind of suction, and that’s why the pond lost water today.
To say I wanted to kick my own ass would have been an understatement!! Of all the stupid, unthinking things to do!! I saw myself filling up that damn pond tonight!! With dirt, not water!!
All is not lost. Just put water in again, and made sure the hose is still connected to the tap. Will remove the other end in the morning, and then everything should be just hunky-dory 😉
Looked at some sites on how to make my own submersed bio-filter – looks relatively simple. Just hope I won’t need two pumps, but time will tell if I do need anything else.
Let me leave you with the wise words of Alice Cooper. Not my best band, but some of their tunes are somewhat cool 😉