Sounds like you got the water collection system going on.
A grand total of 550 gallons?
How are you handling the gray water, from the washer?
Steel tanks that have no lining can be a pain, as far as rust goes.
The bleach should also help to keep the water from getting crudy, or green when just sitting there. I wish there was a better way that was cheap to do. I used to use bleach way back when I had a cistern.
I'm glad to see that you got your PC problems worked out. Alot of frustrations I know, but then you did learn a thing or two along the way. I'm glad you are liking Mint, like I said before, I plan on trying it here soon.
I've got to get to the store here soon and buy some CD's to make an install disk. Then I'll have to decide which of my 6 hard drives I want to wipe out and install it on.
The only real thing I lost when I switched from Win98SE to Ubuntu, was loosing the ability to run my old CAD program. I loved it for making technical drawings, but I only used it a few times a year, so it don't hurt too bad. It would be nice to draw up furnace ideas tho.
Other than that I wish it would run NetFlix, but I have another PC, that still runs a stripped down version of XP Pro, and that's all that computer gets to do, play movies.
Talking about forums,... Frenchy showed up at BT Classic about a week ago,... I think he's already got banned or a time out, not sure which. Anyway he wasn't back a day before he got into his old routine, and got a thread shut down shortly afterwards. Not all his fault, the others didn't have to jump in and on him, but he seems to bring it on.