Wednesday, January 30, 2008

oh my aching bathtub

This summer I wrote about my two side by side outdoor cast iron tubs that my husband and I relax in after a hard days work (the animals also use them as drinking troughs). A nice day and a beer and they are great to go out and soak in and talk and relax.

BUT

last night a HUGE HORRIBLE wind storm knocked two trees across our troughs. No fence was lost during this and luckily no sheep either since they were in that pasture. However, both (yes, both) our troughs were hit and though still usable they will no longer be able to be quite as full since it broke both tubs. Just kind of small area but about 5 or so inches down the side and about 10 inches wide. Kind of like this shape: D but turned 90 degrees. So unfortunately we will be soaking a bit shallower this summer. Bummer. At least we still have them minus their chunks. Could have been worse by far! I have to admit---I thought I might loose my roof last night it was so bad and have my new downstairs paint job ruined so I consider us lucky :-)

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm glad things didn't turn out as bad as they could have, but your poor tubs! Bathing is my favorite passtime - I'd never thought of twin outdoor tubs. Hmmm, where could I put them...?

Woody said...

Hopefully the missing chunks are positioned just right for ya'll to reach your beers without sitting up.

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

Cheryl---two bathtubs outside are PERFECT.

Woody---hahahah :-D Let's hope so!