Our lawn had some wet spots, I thought it was a bad head, so I changed it. Then I found a SAM head that would stop water from leaking. And then, it went to another head. Yay. Getting where this is going?
But, it dripped for a long time, all day in fact, and it left quite a puddle. So, we were left to figure out if it was just the low head or if the valve was leaking. After some effort we figured that the valve should be replaced. So, we replaced it. And by we, I mean Drew.
And then I found out we replaced the wrong valve. We’d changed the diaphragm and the solenoid ON THE WRONG VALVE.
We had also wired the drip system wrong so it wasn’t working either.
So, today I cleaned the diaphragm and the solenoid on the RIGHT valve and while it does still drip (we installed a drip valve that would let the excess go under ground and I dug that up today to see what I could learn from it). It does stop after a while (about 20 minutes). I am 90% sure that if the valve was actually broken it would drip longer then that.
And then my diaphragm (on the sprinkler, not my “personal diaphragm”) started leaking and to re-screw it and then I slammed my head into the circuit breaker and started to cry.
And I realized that maybe I am expecting perfection from something that really can’t be perfect… and I may expect that in other areas of my life as well.
Kids, cleaning, naps, quality of food. And then I’m slamming my head into the proverbial circuit breaker and bleeding all over, and who does that help? I may have been happier with a soggy lawn….
Could this be a more boring post? I just wanted to remember how insanely stupid we are.