The well guys came out today and the news wasn't good. They were able to lower the pump 14 feet but we are still short on water. The recommendation was to call a well driller to possibly drill a new well. Not exactly the kind of thing I was hoping for.
The guys were great though. They pulled out the pipe and pump, determined how deep the well was, connected 14 feet of additional pipe, and put everything back together. All of this came to the price of $0. The owner of the company was very nice, felt very bad, and didn't charge us. I can't even begin to express how much of a relief that was. He recommended a driller that he trusts. We have a call in to him to get an estimate.
Paul has spent the day calling various water companies to see about having enough water delivered to fill the tank. So far we have had very little luck. It seems the only water hauler in the area charges by the truckload whether you need all of it or not. For $225 we can have 3725 gallons of water delivered, we only need 2000 gallons. We've tried to find a place we could buy from and haul it ourselves but it seems no one will sell to individuals.
Who knows, maybe some day I will be able to look back on this whole mess and it won't seem so bad but right now that's not the case.
BTW, when it rains it pours... the tires we bought for our truck less than 4 months ago are wearing poorly and it looks like we needs new tires again.