2000 gallons!

Jules —  January 19, 2006

I know you’ve all been waiting anxiously to find out how much water my lovely Singing Neptune is going to save me! After receiving our water bill today, it looks like it’s saving us about 2000 gallons of water a month, which is a monetary savings of about twenty bucks! We figured, if this is correct, it probably adds up to around $250 per year. Not too shabby. It will pay itself off in no time! Have I mentioned that she sings to me?!!

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh



13 responses to 2000 gallons!

  1. Just as long as she doesn’t start talking to you everything should be okay.

  2. I can remember when we were having a drought year and we helped bring water up from the creek for the old wringer washer and rinse tub, so mama could do the washing. The cistern was low, so we saved the water for drinking and cooking. WE had the old out house so did’nt use water there. I don’t remember if we had water hauling then or not. Don’t remember any truck loads. But the way of living has really changed. Our washer uses only the amount needed for the load and it’s a Maytag. 😀

  3. Wow, that’s quite a savings! That’s great. I see a Neptune in our distant future when our washer goes to the land of dead washers.

  4. Jules if these old stories that pop in my head when I read your blog get on your nerves, offend or you think inappropriate, please let me know. There are a lot of memories people have that others may not care to hear about. I understand

  5. Now if your Neptune only folded clothes would’nt that be nice. Jules, how does she sing to you?
    I would rather take a beating than do laundry!
    I have a stacked washer and dryer, when those go to Karen’s land of dead washers I am getting a full size “side by side” washer set :banghead
    I am so short that I hate getting clothes out of my tall dryer.
    Jules, I am so glad that your washer gets you motivated and saves money.

  6. Jules, did you take your gallery out, or is my computer not picking it up? :(

  7. Oh, I hadn’t noticed. It looks like the gallery is broke. Thanks for the heads up. And no your stories are fun to read. I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say that. Plus, it helps me appreciate what we have these days! Keep on telling your stories!!! We learn a lot. :love

    Carl, no voices as of yet. :evil

    Karen and Kandi, you too will be sang too someday. I hope it is sooner than later!! :love (Kandi it plays a song when it’s finished! Click on the link singing neptune above to read the post)

  8. Marlis, I like your stories, too!! I always like hearing about the “good ‘ol days”. Scary thing is that Tom and I were talking about stuff that happened to us almost 20 years ago and realized that we have a “good ‘ol day” now too.

    I can appreciate the outhouse. My grandparents had no indoor toilet for years. I remember the sound of walking on the planks to the outhouse in the middle of the night to go potty. The wood was sooooo cold on your bottom and you always wondered if something were going to sneak up the hole and getcha. They had a two-holer. Weird thing is I never remember two people using it at the same time!

  9. Maybe the two holer was for emergency purposes only. If I could stand to wait a few minutes, I’d sure rather go in by myself than have a potty duet. :oops

  10. I always went with my Gma who just died, I think she enjoyed us talking while doing our business. I always worried about bugs too, but not at home or Gma’s cause I know they sprayed the hell out of them and in the old days we used a lot of lime for odor and bugs, down in it. The old magazines and catalogs were saved and put out there just in case we run low of TP, cause who wants to run back to the house for TP.

    Well, anyway, I had and used a wringer washer by choice up till about 1965 and Tommy got me a new washer and dryer. It was in the basement and there was a crack in the wall. One day the washer quit, and it was’nt even a year old. Well I called the repair man and he said lady I’m afraid too tell you whats wrong, and if you want, you better go up stairs. I stayed, bravely and he brought out a huge black snake that was flat as a pancake in about an inch area. He took it outside and down to the pasture and turned it loose. From that time on, I wished I had my wringer washer on tall legs back that could not harbor snakes. :eek

  11. I fixed the gallery.

    There were a lot of months were we used over 10,000 gallons of water. Last month’s 6,500 was a nice break.

  12. Marlis, I vote that you keep telling your stories. I love them, and sometimes I repeat them to Gma Vera and my boys. They like hearing about them, too.

    Julie, glad that Neptune music maker is paying off for you. It’s always a good feeling when you’ve made a good buy, huh?!

  13. Thanks Hon!! It probably helps that the girls take baths every other day in the winter, too.

    Yeah, Deb. Big purchases are nerve racking, but I know we made a good decision on this one.