Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Well and Pump: $4,000 ///// Running Water: Priceless!

The water flows again! Technically, our water never really stopped flowing. Even while they were installing the new well, we were connected to our old one. The problem--as you know--is that our old well put out about 2gpm (gallons per minute) of water. What that mean for us is that if we were taking a shower and someone happened to run the sink at the exact same time, we'd run out of water. Meaning that I had to run down to the basement and reset the well pump switch.

The 'Well Doctor' finished up the well installation yesterday, but we were still unable to use it because of a clorinization step. Basically, they filled the well and our plumbing with cholrine and left it to sit for 24 hours.

Around 1pm today, I started running the water through the outside garden hose. We left it running for about an hour and a half. Our instructions were to run it until we didn't smell chlorine anymore. After that, it was time to open up the faucets inside and flush out the chorinated water. Step 3: Turn the water softener back on. Last step: Take a shower! This last step was not in the instrucitons, but I had to work at WDIV today.

Our water pressure is great. I'm guessing that in the house, we get about 8-10 gpm instead of the 2-3 we were used to. Watching the well pressure downstairs, it seems to work like clockwork. The well is rated for 50+ gallons of water per minute. Not too shabby.

So, the bottom line is this: We're not thirlled to spend $4,120 for a new well setup. But, we are enjoying the new found pressure! And it might just be me, but the water seems to be more pure, too!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Just Saying Hello

Hello! I haven't posted much in a while. My New Year's Resolution should be to do more, I guess.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas at the Ryan's

Each Christmas, Jennie and I spend time at her aunt Janet and uncle Jack.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Pistons Mania

My pal Dayna hard at work in master control. We are Pistons partners, meaning I sit here and she runs the show!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 Gets a Facelift

I've spent the last week working on the new website. Paul Dingeman and I have been discussing for some time the possibility of adding streaming and video-on-demand content to the site. This seemed like the best time to do it.

Although not totally complete, I'm happy with the first version of the site. I am trying to give visitors easy access to what they are looking for. Most visitors come for three reasons:
First, they are looking to for the phone number of the station. Second, they want to know the schedule. Third, they want to re-watch something they saw on TV. So, these three tasks will be easily accessible from the home page.

I am also adding some other unique features. One is a photo gallery to showcase different events. Next is an online bulletin board submission form. Finally, a volunteer and show idea forum where viewers can be more involved.

I told Paul to wait until Christmas week to mention the new site. I want to make sure it looks nice and is 100% functional before then.