We started the month of April on Saturday, 01APR, by heading to Aunt Madeline’s to help cousin Bob, cousin Ron, & cousin Sheila (plus beau Alan) try & repair Madeline’s main waterline leak. Unfortunately we only knew where the end points were (the water meter, & house shut-off). This left two hundred feet of line possibly under a very steep, narrow, concrete drivewayL? After six hours of digging; trying to figure out Uncle Bob’s “thoughts” on how waterline was run; fighting tree roots & hardpan clay; & playing in the mud; we determined that the leak is most likely under the concrete driveway. More fun to follow?
A couple of days later everyone (but Dan) got back together & luckily discovered that the waterline was in “conduit” under the drivewayJ They were then able to pull the old plastic pipe out, & install new pipe without digging up half the driveway. (NOTE – everyone was so impressed w/Dan’s work ethic, that he was not invited back for the follow-up work party?)
Still lots of snow in the mountains, with reasonable weather. So Dan went skiing on 09APR & 16APR (easter). In fact, Dan decided to cut down his skiing costs for next year by purchasing a discount season pass for next year. If he had purchased his pass a few weeks earlier, he could have skied most of March & all of April for free!