So... one minute we have water and the next..... Long story short- new well pump. All in all, about $900. I'm not complaining though, we were quoted up to about 1500-so pretty good. Three 7 gal. Aquatainers did their jobs well. Was also lucky that the aerator tank pump was ok. Just had to ask our neighbor to use their spigot to fill it. Kept us going through the night and was even able to use the dishwasher once. We did get several (inexpensive) bottles of water for cooking purposes (added those to the prep list for any future possibilities).

All told- things went decently. we handled basic functions without too many difficulties. I'm glad this 'test' was isolated. We only had to deal with the loss of water and not with say the loss of electricity too.