Saturday, July 25, 2009

Water water everywhere...but not in the pipes!

So, I was cooking dinner and I put a pot in the sink and turned on the tap....nothing....not even a drop. Weird! I went down to the office and tried the water...nothing. Ok....our water bill isn't late so what is the deal? Turns out because of the rain, a pipe has burst (at least that is what we have been told) and they have turned off the water to my area. We found out by calling city hall at 9:30 pm only to be told that we had to go to a community center (not even close to where we live) to get water from the army...oh and we need some big container to hold the water and oh yeah...it stops at 10pm. We don't have a car. We don't have a big plastic container. We have no water to flush the toilets, wash ourselves etc. We called hubby's parents who live in the same city but they have water so they are going to go shopping and get some containers and fill them up themselves and bring them to us tonight. I guess tomorrow they will take hubby to the community center to get water. Thank God for my in laws!!

The other problem is that apparently my work is in the no water zone so if the water isn't on by Monday I don't know what we will do. I don't need water to teach English but I will need to pee more than once in 6.5 hours of work. Our students also use the toilets so .....this could be interesting.

I am trying to keep it in perspective as this is our only problem throughout all this rain and the storms.Others have lost their lives, their homes etc.

Oh and just as I put pots and bowls outside to catch the rainwater, it stopped raining!!! Hopefully that means they can fix the pipe!

4 comments:

Cannibalistic Candies said...

Oh dear! I hope that they solve the problem before you have to work 6.5 hours without a working restroom (O.O)

Grace said...

OH no!!! I hope they fix the problem soon!!! We're getting the thunder/lightning/rain storm over here right now. It's really muggy and hot, yet lots of rain... I think we need the rain now due to all the forest fires in the Okanagan!! They actually had the Symphony of Fire down at English Bay tonight - I'm curious to know how the fireworks went with all that rain, thunder and lightning... Yikes!!

I pray that things go back to normal for you soon! Thank goodness for in-laws... YES!!!

Cindy Khor said...

oh dear.. seems like a dreaful problem you have there... i can just picture days without water, meddlesome and annoying. hopefully they could fix the problem as soon as possible so that you could get back on your daily routines..

FromJapanWithLove said...

Hi! Thanks everyone! We are good now...just wrote an update!

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