The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads.

Perhaps you read it in school when you were young. It is a story told by a sailor who has been on a long sea voyage.

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.
In a way, I live this life. If you have been a faithful reader, nay, if you have even read the past few postings here, you shall have heard of my fateful event with pigs.
Well before the sun arose this morn, I ascended from the bed to find the water failing to do my bidding. I made a quick scamper down the stair to the back of the dwelling where I was confronted with my precious water again gushing out its pipe and irrigating the rocks on the ground.
It came to pass that I have again notified he who catches pigs for his evening nourishment but alas he has been amongst the missing again. I shall have to take matters into my own hands with said swine.
I can only patch the water line so many times. I lifted most of the pipe above the ground and protected it, There was only a few feet of PVC that the pigs could have broken and they found a way to do it. This is the transition point between the HDPE (Heavy duty black pipe) and the cutoff valve for the house and the water pressure regulator. The pipe outside the house is now attached to the house out of the way, but this last piece is in an area that the pigs decided to cross under my raised porch. I put board to protect the rest of the area, but it now seems that I have to enclose the open area under the porch.
I can only hope that the pigs broke this pipe recently and not early last night because the water at that point is at County pressure, which is 120 PSI. A water leak at that pressure for a few hours can cost a lot of money. I have mitigated the problem somewhat by being on the agricultural rate, but it stll can cost a lot of money.
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