Do you see that box that is to the left of the little tree? That is the lovely water softener that the previous owners put in the house. Not only does it not WORK, but it makes everything uneven when landscaping. So, my plan was to simply take that box out and re-do the flower beds. Yes. Simply.
Here is an up close view. The two pipes on the right side are what we needed to cut to make it one long pipe. We needed to somehow connect the main from the city to the main to the house. Well, this requires turning off all water and make a great attempt at plumbing it ourselves. And by ourselves I mean Justin. I don't have a clue.
Here is Justin working so hard. He worked from 1 pm until 9:45 pm straight!! Three Home Depot trips later, we still were unable to solder the pipes together. After having a romantic dinner of Braum's in the garage (we were covered with dirt and not about to go inside like that!!) and working by spotlight, we finally gave up for the night. Since we had no water, we dropped in on my parents who graciously let us use their shower and water. Luckily, we were able to have a plumber come out today and it is fixed!!! We now have water again - it's amazing how much we take it for granted. But that stupid box is still in the ground. I think it is about 9 feet deep. Good grief. This project might take a little longer than I hoped!