rude awakening

i woke to the music of my well pump. running and running. i checked all water in the house, nothing. with a sinking heart i went to the paper mill. sure enough, a broken pipe. after getting my bathrobe soaked, i found valves and turned them off. returned to the house and listened to the quiet. then the music began again. out again. more layers this time, turned off every valve possible, located the break and the ice that caused the break, but had frozen up, masking the problem until this prolonged moderate spell.