Here we go again. They are working on the water lines again for the island again today. Which means several things, no water today starting at 8:00am, we are under a "boil water advisory" for 72 hours and we have launched into lack of water preparedness mode.
Which means a fridge of chilly bottles of water, a pantry of water, a large cooking pot of soapy water in the sink (for soaking dishes that cannot yet be rinsed or washed), filled reservoirs in coffee maker and electric kettle and a bathtub filled with water for flushing. We are really getting the hang of this.
Clearly there is a price to be paid for living in "paradise" that nobody told us about.
It's not that big of a deal. Merely an inconvenience and we were given plenty of notice. Not only did Tim and I both get notification via mail, but also voice mails on our cell phones, on the house phone and if that weren't enough, last Friday some poor soul walks house to house putting on of these on everyone's door:
So with plenty of warning, we are ready. It's not quite eight am and we are showered, stocked with water and I have a list of non-water related things to do. Ironing, editing, a bike ride or walk for a few photos I have in mind and a trip to the farm market should fill my day nicely without using a drop of water. In exactly 3 minutes we will be waterless which is pretty funny to think about when a person lives on an island. The only thing that would make it funnier to me would be if it were raining.
It's the oddest thing, but I believe I am never so thirsty or as desirous of a long shower as when we have no water. Such is the perverse sense of humour of human nature, I suppose.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.