So once Woody got his job up here we set to liquidating assets in order to be able to afford water. In our area, 300 feet is fairly standard. I budgeted for 400 feet, just in case, and we got on the schedule for the well guy. And waited. And waited. And waited. Well guys are in high demand. Amazingly high demand. After waiting 5 months, I got the call. "We'll be up tomorrow." Geez, thanks for the warning guys!
So the next day I went to town to pick me up some well guys. This is what followed me home:
I was so excited! The day after that they started drilling. We decided to go down to
340 feet max - for a handful of different reasons. And we hit water!!!!!! We won't have to rely on the kindness of strangers, or public facilities with hose bibs, or snow melt! We may not die after all!
Despite all the waiting (followed by short notice), I really liked our well guy, both personally and professionally. I would definitely use Schroder's Well Drilling out of Goldendale, WA if I ever need a well again. (Please, if I ever need a well again, just take me out back....my wallet can't handle it!)
Our next challenge is finding the right pump and getting it installed...