7:23 am - Thursday - January 14th - Seal Rock, OR - 45° F, 76% humidity, wind 11 mph out of the east......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 56° F. On this date in 2013 I posted this Thomas Jefferson quote on Facebook....how true it is today.......↴
"Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." – Thomas Jefferson.....a follow up to my post a few days ago about the 2nd amendment. Our founding fathers understood the true nature of government, why don't we?
Wednesday morning I received a text message from Terry that the alarm at the WDS plant was alarming. This is the first time since we arrived here at SRRVC this has happened. He advised he was not feeling well, and would I meet the folks from our septic service company (M&E) at the WDS plant when they arrived to open things up. When we worked at Ramona Oaks last year the septic alarm would go off after a heavy rain because of all the extra water overwhelming the lift pumps, and we had a lot of rain over the last 24 hours.
Chris from M&E arrived about 9:20 am, and I walked down the hill to meet he and Blake at the WDS plant. As it turned out the alarm which was sounding was for the recirculation system, which had been overwhelmed by the very heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours. It was a matter of taking the pumps off of 'AUTOMATIC' to the 'MANUAL' setting so they would run continuously until they caught up with the flow from our settling area up the hill (you will recall Blake and I trimmed the hedges around the settling area a couple of weeks ago). Within minutes the alarm went off, and order was restored.....well, not quite.
As it turned out order was not restored. Once the recirculation pumps caught up the extra flow of water began to overwhelm the discharge pumps, so a second discharge pump had to be activated. Over the course of an hour we managed to get everything back into balance, and were able to turn all the switches back to 'AUTOMATIC', and lock things up once again.
It was too wet to do anything else, so Blake and I bid adieu to Chris, and headed home around 11 am. TLE was already at work, and due to be home by noon, so at her suggestion I picked her up in the VW at noon as I needed to go into Waldport to pickup my prescription for my cholesterol medication I had transferred the other day from the COSTCO in Sequim, WA to Hi-School Pharmacy in Waldport. As with my blood pressure medication transfer a month ago this transfer went through without a hitch.
I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up the storm debris from around our site, and raking the debris, which had accumulated over the past few storms, off our artificial turf. It appears we will have mostly nice weather for the next few days with a little rain overnight, but mostly sunny skies during the day through Sunday, which will be a very nice change.
Thanks for stopping by!