Monday, June 28, 2010

Skinning a Puff Adder

Back in May after Tobias’ birthday party he went to the Schaeffer's house to stay over night.  When they had gotten home from our house one of their workers showed them a puff adder he had killed near the pig pens.

<Digimax S500 / Kenox S500 / Digimax Cyber 530>Here is Tobias holding the dead puff adder.

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Here are the three boys skinning the snake with their pocket knives.

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Don’t you wish you could help?

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Curing  the snake skin.  They divided it three ways.  Yes, I have a snake skin somewhere in this house.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More Water Problems

About three weeks ago now in the middle of the night I heard water running.  I went and checked, it sounded like it was next to the bathtub.  Since I couldn’t find anything leaking inside I went back to bed.  Steve also heard the water running.  In the morning our guard told us the pump had been running all night.  Our reservoir was almost empty.

Council water resevoir compOur water reservoir.

We looked high and low looking for the leak.  We called in a plumber.  He said the grass looks too green and the dirt is damp here along the house.  So we started digging up the yard.

Finding the leak Comp.Digging up the yard, following the pipes, looking for a leak!

Leak found comp.   

The leak is found!  A 5 inch hole – rusted through the pipe!

We called our LC (Logistics Coordinator) to get permission to spend the money to fix the pipe.  You couldn’t even see light through the pipes they are so clogged up.  So we replaced some piping.

Water Problems Comp 1. New piping going from the reservoir to the house.

Fixed pipe comp.

The new pipe hooked up to the old one going into the house.


Since then we have had the plumber back two more times to fix more leaks.  When you put in new pipe the water pressure is so much stronger that new leaks appear.  Also it works loose some of the stuff clogging the pipes only to clog up the pipe altogether.