Well: We have a Problem (Need Well)

$2,970 of $2,800 goal

Raised by 46 people in 19 months
So, we woke up this morning without water. Turns out our well pump broke and we need a new one or we have no water for anything: drinking, bathing, flushing toilets, etc. Our best quote is $2800. (We could hook to city water but the hookup quote is more expensive and then we'd have a monthly water bill and worse water. )

We normally have more of a buffer than we currently do, but over the summer we rescued a 24-year-old friend from a horribly abusive family situation. They escaped out the window with an overnight bag and a cat and nothing else, so we've been supporting them fully since June in addition to travel costs. Since their family prevented our friend from finishing high school and kept them locked in an apartment for the last 8 years, we've been helping them start work for their GED and overcome the trauma of family abuse (plus vet bills, doctor bills, etc). They never had a birthday before coming to live with us or celebrate Christmas or even be addressed by their preferred pronouns or name.

The money raised here will go to fixing our well pump so we actually have water at our house. By the grace of which ever deity covers well pumps, generosity, and transgender folks, anything over will go to the care and feeding of our Rescued Family Member (and to help with legal fees, medical fees, etc).

Any little bit helps! And next time the lake here blooms algae enough to make the local city water unusable, y'all can come shower at our place with our lovely clean well water. That is a promise.
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Folks ... we have water!!!

We also have a plumbing recommendation: Plumbers in Pink in Greenville, SC serves all of the Upstate and is absolutely phenomenal. Wonderful experience from start to finish. They took the time to teach us where to change well fuses, too!

Thank you again -- so very, very, very much -- for your help. We would have been in deep trouble without your generosity. (Especially since our anxious hound dog ate the valve off the rain barrel last night. Don't worry, he's fine.)

And now I am going to take a long, lovely bath. (And next time Lake Hartwell gets algae'd up, we will have fluffy towels and tea or cucumber water available for any locals who want to come here and do the same!)
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Friends and family and generous Internet strangers, you've done it. We just scheduled our well repair and should have running water again by Saturday.

I'm at a loss for words to say how grateful we are for your kindness and generosity in our hour of need. Thank you, thank you, a hundred thousand times, thank you!
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We are ... so overwhelmed with gratitude, family and friends. We are all sitting here hugging each other and weeping profusely. I am just in awe of the love and grace and generosity of our community. Thank you so, so much.

We got the $2800 quote from an *amazing* local plumber, and while we were chatting (before we realized the whole well pump had gone boom) he mentioned he was looking to hire someone new with our job fee -- so let us know if you happen to be or know an upstate local with plumbing skills, and we'll put you in touch. :) I hope we'll be contacting him to schedule the job soon!

Again: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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Scott
8 months ago

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$2,970 of $2,800 goal

Raised by 46 people in 19 months
Created January 15, 2017
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4 months ago
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19 months ago
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19 months ago
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You made it! Happy showering and flushing!

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19 months ago
Scott
8 months ago

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