Tuesday, September 25, 2012


or I Hope You're Not Thirsty

Ward and I recently went to Brighton Dam. The main purpose of the outing was to enjoy the pleasant fall weather and to explore a new place that we had heard about but hadn't seen. While the trip lived up to all of its expectations and we had a lovely time, something more important came from it. We had a very real reminder that when you make assumptions, many times you can be wrong.

We assumed that there should be no problem with water supply around the dam with 7 billion gallons of water available.

However, we were wrong. The reality (and irony) was that water supply is limited around the dam because it comes from a well, not from the reservoir.

I'd like to wind this post up with some insightful words about irony, assumptions, and not judging until you know all of the facts. However, all I can think of are cliches. You're a smart audience. You can draw your own meaningful conclusions from my experiences. In the meantime, I just have to get these off my mind.

"Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."

"Don't count your chickens until they've hatched."

"You can't judge a book by its cover," or "You can't judge a park's water supply by its reservoir."

When you make assumptions, you may, "Jump the gun."

The park's water was "Sold down the river."

Okay, I'll stop now. You're welcome. 


  1. I never thought that a dam would run off a well. Have you had any water advisories this summer in your area? In the Seattle area we get our drinking water from the mountains. So even with all the water surrounding us, we still have water advisories fro the summer and early fall months.

    1. Sometimes we have water advisories, but not this year. We are on a well and never have had any problems with water (except for equipment). I hope this holds up.

  2. Ha! How 'bout this one... the way I learned to spell "assume."

    When you assume you make an "ass" out of "u" and "me."

    1. Never heard that one. I think it will be stuck in my head all day.


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