Friday morning a nice man named Tom (nice name) came by and installed a new 500-gallon propane tank for our backup generator. He did a very nice job of placing the tank, rolling out about 70 feet of flexible plastic pipe and sense wire (so you can find the buried pipe electronically) and hooking up regulators at both ends.
We can now let the backup generator turn on whenever it pleases without worrying that one of our smaller 25-gallon bottles might run out mid-need. Life in the foothills—it just keeps getting better all the time.
Now if only our deep-well water pump hadn’t crapped out on the same day! Life in the foothills can be daunting.