Special update

14 07 2021

This screen capture from my Kindle showing the rain all over our wonderful (and parched) Southwest Colorado region stands alone and is worthy in itself of relief and rejoicing. πŸ™‚ But, even as the post immediately below this one claimed to be updated as to the new catchment project, as of Monday afternoon (I drafted and scheduled it on Sunday), it was already outdated again. πŸ™‚

So – spoiler alert – Garth Nelson and Jim Cisco came Monday and installed the gutter pieces all across the front of the new catchment and installed pipes to three of the four tanks, AND tested it with 200 gallons of water pumped up and sprayed over the roof (which now covers more than half the structure). Daniel Chavez and his wife, Destiny, had their baby (!), and Mike Jensen is engaged in less interesting but also important office work, and Garth wanted to get the gutter in place to start catching water and storing it before he heads north for a couple of weeks on a fire detail. … !!! Can you say perfect timing?!

So this morning, when I awoke to the musical and wonderful and what-the-heck-is-that-strange-noise sound of rain on my firewood box roof (also propanel, interestingly enough), I. Was. STOKED! πŸ™‚ I’ve already cried to see the water flowing into the gutter from the water Garth and Jim sprayed up on the roof – and you’ll see it, too, when I can get the post composed – and this … well, let me just say there might have been some more moisture this morning, flowing inside the house. πŸ™‚

Huge thanks again to all our BLM folks, for the roles they’ve played in every step of this process … to catch rainwater for our mustangs. πŸ™‚ And thanks, of course, to Mother Nature, for the RAIN. Such a blessed relief!

(P.S. Spring Creek Basin is a bit eastish of the pin in the map above. And at 7:38 a.m. Colorado time, the sprinkles are only now slowing. It’s been raining since well before light.)



7 responses

14 07 2021
Karen Schmiede

Thank the Lord for the much needed moisture!

14 07 2021

Oh yeah!!
God is good all the time!
All the time God is good!
Thank you Lord, for creating the beauty we can see around us, these mustangs, the hills, the rain in the hills and the tanks. Thank you Lord.

14 07 2021
Sue E. Story

We are SO thankful for this beautiful rain falling on all of us! Like you, TJ, I woke up during the night and could not believe what I was hearing…RAIN…dripping off the roof! Praise God for this respite from the drought. And wow. The water catchment is standing there, ready to grab some of this. Life is good. πŸ˜ƒ

14 07 2021

So much to be thankful forπŸ‘πŸ’—

Sent from my iPhone


14 07 2021
Marytherese Ambacher


16 07 2021

Rain,blessed rain!

16 07 2021

Yay! Rain!!!

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