It hasn't been the best couple of weeks around here. First we had the snow and were without power for 3 days, now because of the power problem we have a blown pump in our well. We are showering at my DH parents house and lugging water to use the bathroom. I have to run to the laundramat to do the laundry and will have to use the unbelieveably bad water to wash dishes once a day.
You know when you heat a honey baked ham in the oven and you get all that orange colored goodness in the pan? That's what our water looks like. We have ridiculous amounts of iron and it's so hard you never feel clean. I hate having to do the dishes in it but have no choice. I add a little bleach just to make myself feel better.
It's never been the greatest water but it was usable for most stuff with a softener system on it, but as it seems we have to spend a fortune to fix it, why not try a different spot and see if we can improve on the quality. It just sucks that it's happened in the winter, makes digging a bit of a pain. Hopefully DH and my FIL will come up with something.
Hopefully your holidays are a little better than mine. Have a good New Year.