Outside Showers Are Now Even Awesomer
LEE AND BRIANNA BUELL ARE MISSIONARIES SENT BY HILLCREST COVENANT CHURCH THROUGH THE SENDING PROJECT TO HAITI. A BIG THANKS TO BRIANNA FOR PROVIDING THIS INSIGHTFUL "DAY IN THE LIFE" UPDATE ABOUT THEIR LIVES AS THEY SERVE GOD IN HAITI.
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Nigel showing off our new outside shower!
A great rainstorm always brings the question: “Can we put on our suits and take a shower in the rain?” And who would say no to that when Lee and I are just as eager to get out there also.
Until last week we had to use one of the downspouts that came with the house. While this worked, it required a really good downpour and standing in a part of the garden that became a lake because of the rain. These downspouts were also not connected with our cistern, so all of the water from the front of our roof was just falling on the ground.
A team came down from Kansas City two weeks ago (made up of a few Hillcresters and the rest were members of Macadonia Baptist). We loved getting to know so many new people. An added plus is a group of the team helped Lee to install the rest of our rain-catchment system. The front downspouts are now connected to pipes that drain into our cistern. They work GREAT. Before, we had to get a water truck to fill the cistern about every 3 weeks. Now it has been almost a month and it is still VERY full because of rain about every other day for the last week.
Lee added a valve, right off our porch, so we can still take showers when it rains. As you can see in the picture, it works great. We can turn the valve off or on, to direct the water either into the cistern or out the “shower head.“
Lee also said that because all new shower heads in the states are restricted by law to 2 gallons per mintute, the shower we have now would be illegal because during a hard rain it’s easily 10 times that amount.
Posted on Sat, October 19, 2013
by Brianna Buell