Sometimes things don't happen the way you want them too. At Kopila Valley if there's one thing we need more than anything, it's water. We've been struggling with this issue for the past 4 years. Especially while we were building the school, water was always our major concern. 250 kids who need to eat, drink, wash dishes, and go to the bathroom requires water coming out of a tap and we just don't have enough of it coming in these days. An hour in the evening and an hour in the morning just doesn't cut it. There is NOTHING in the world that puts me in a worse mood then turning the tap on and not having water come out of it and it happens on a daily basis over there. I tell the kids to brush their teeth with using just one glass of water and am constantly challenging them to conserve water any way they can. It seems like whenever I want a shower most I can't take one and whenever the baby does the biggest load in his diaper, the water conveniently decides to run out.
When we don't have water the toilets stink up the entire house, the kids go to the neighbors' carrying buckets and a lot of times I'll have to pay for a tractor to go and fill up a tank at a local spring which we then pump to the tanks on the top of the roof. Sometimes we struggle just to have enough to drink. I made arrangements over the past year to have a well dug. We waited for months and months. We waited for the timing to be just right. We had all the cement rings molded by hand and brought a team of three sweet guys in to dig the entire thing by hand. Everyone told us it wouldn't be an issue and we'd surely hit water. "99% chance" we were told. We thought we were fine back in March but we decided we would wait until our driest month in July before finishing up on everything. We waited with a huge hole in the ground and dreamed of all our problems going away of our water bill finally being reasonable.
Well here's the bad news! After making it down 50 feet, in our spot where we decided to dig our well there was no water and it became dangerous for our team to go any further. Our mission for a well has failed and now it looks like we'll have to start all over.
Super bummed over here is all. Even the guy in the picture above that Jeremy took looks pissed off doesn't he? Time to roll up our sleeves and start again. Think about us and shoot us some good vibes when you turn on your water today.