I woke up to an interesting little goings-on, this morning. (I was awake all night, reading.) We've been going through a crazy hot dry spell, with either no rain, or very little, over the past several weeks. Not having a bore (well) here yet, we rely on 100% rainwater harvesting. Being the largest person in the family - in both height and girth, I also use significantly more resources than everyone else (often combined). This certainly includes water. Some of our water storage is for general use, animals, etc. This isn't drinking water, but necessary water for other things around the farm. And, that storage is pretty low at the moment. Due to the "dry" spell during this (supposed) rainy season, we've had to consider other options. I hadn't realized the Boss had already decided on one, though. (Things like this happen quite often, actually.) Chan, apparently, had asked the neighbors if we could pump water from their pond. (Some of you may know we do have our own pond, dug a couple of years back. But, I am told it isn't "old" enough to draw water from yet, whatever that means. Having lived in SEA as long as I have, sometimes, you just know when not to ask questions. This, I knew, was one of those times.) After Chan contacted the neighbors to ask permission to pump water from their pond, the family, working together, needed run a length (~ 200 meters) of 25mm (~1") hose (what I assumed was across the farm road), to the pond location. Then, they would hang one of our 230vac submersible pumps below the surface of the pond, and pump water over to our storage tanks. She took a Honda EU20i across the road to power the pump, so as not to have to run 200 meters of extension cord, as well. Well, after I woke up and learned what was going on and seeing how the water hose was routed, I learned something new about my gal. That is, Chan has got to be completely and entirely fearless. That little gal crawled through a steel culvert - about 5 meters (~16 feet) in length. She did this to route the water hose under, rather than laying it across the road. Have a look at where she entered the culvert: A cropped section of the full image, showing the culverts close up. (I am sorry about the image not being more centered. The sun is very bright today and I was unable to see the image viewer on the camera, prior to taking the photo. So, I just did some point-and-shoot picture taking.) The full image, showing the growth around both culvert entrances. Keep in mind, this is only a few weeks after she and I witnessed a Monocled Cobra on our property - in our bathroom. Here is a link, for those of you who didn't see that thread, but may wish to. The snake was found less than 75 meters from this very location. A brave, very brave woman. No city gal here, for sure.