Yeah my uncle has a well in Arkansas, and man it is the best tasting water I have ever drank. had a real mild sweet taste to it. Man it was so good! So I kind of know what you mean. My opinion, water from a well, is about the best you can drink, it just tastes so good, and smells so clean. Man I love it! LOL!
Hey Bill I just read your Artesian Well, thread. It was really good. I enjoyed the hell out of it. I just wanted to tell, you that the attraction for me was the Artesian Well, because of my drilling background. I just thought I would send you a message about some of the stories about drilling those artesian wells. LOL! They are the scariest wells to drill for waterwell drillers. Especially if your on the residential rigs. Because they do have a lot of pressure, some of them, have an ungodly amount of pressure, almost like a geyser. I've heard stories of drillers hittin' them, and blowing there bushings out of the table a good 20, 30 feet strait up. Now the bushings sit in your table between the hole where the pipe goes and your table, and on the residential rigs, they probably weigh anywhere between 5 and 10lbs not that heavy. But, it's dangerous when you have something falling from 30 ft. that weighs that much, and is a big hunk of steel....obviously of course.
I was currious as to who your sensei is, and if he knows or is affiliated with Angi Uechi sensei? Uechi sensei has run a class on Camp Foster for several years and has had some really great students who have since gone back to the states and possibly teach now themselves.
Well, keep training, and again, congratulations on your promotion!