Apparently, it's called, 'Priming the Pump.' We lost power last night due to the horrifying winds. According to the guys down the corner store, a tree fell over onto a power line and started afire. We were without power for about 4 hours. So - old Grizzly Mama had to climb down into that hole there once the power came back on.
The water pump needs electricity, and if the electric goes out that old water pump won't just start up again on its own. Oh no. Grizzly Mama has to climb down that there ladder and turn a switch or two and maybe hit it to get it going again.