Sunday, July 15, 2012

Trouble in Paradise & Paradise in....Paradise

So first, the toilet broke. No big deal, and easy fix, but it's not like there's a Lowes just down the block. But seriously, no big deal.

Then yesterday, the power went out for about 2 hours. Again, not a big deal, though I was a little worried because I needed to get some alterations done for the cast photo shoot that was today. But when the power came back on, the water quit working. Which was a concern. I knew we had a well and the water tank under the house and I wasn't sure what the deal was. But I thought that maybe some pressure just needed to build back up.

The girl who lives in the apartment below our house, Mayeesha, came home and I told her what was going on. She called her brother who came over to look at it. He said there was a problem with the switch and she showed me how to turn it back on if needed.

We had water again for a little while and then nothing again. So I went out to the pump and tried to turn it on. No luck!

When Steve got home, we called the homeowner and she said she'd have someone out in the morning to look at it! Which was good but not too helpful for a sink full of dishes. Not to mention the need of a shower for both of us to get ready for the photo shoot...

So we used our best improv skills and went out in the yard to do dishes, as it was then rain water pump that was out, but the well pump was fine and it supplies water to the yard, toilet and washer.

The girls, washing, rinsing and drying!

Ryder, handing me a knife to put away.

But, a little while later, Steve pulled a MacGuyver to hold the broken switch on so that we could get enough water in the pressure tank to take a shower...

That's my industrious husband!

Then, this morning, someone came and fixed it and we made it to the photo shoot in fine fashion!

We started at a studio with headshots. After getting everyone into costume, we headed out to a conservation area called Spittal Pond. This was our first shoot location.

Absolutely gorgeous! And the photos are going to be amazing! I'll be sure to share them when we get them back.

Walking to the shoot.

I'm just soaking in all of these new environments. I don't think I'll ever get over the gorgeous shade of blue of the ocean.

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  1. I was so not invited to this shoot and I am offended......... :)

  2. Wow! I see some beautiful painting potential!
    So glad that our few camping trips helped out with survival skills! Love you and miss you all!