Two weeks ago, we woke up one morning to find we had no water in our home! We heard a lot of noise from outside. When we went to look, there were all kinds of trucks on the street below our window. A water main pipe had broken. It took two days for the work people to find where the repair needed to be done, and to get our water fixed! We were so relieved when the water finally came back on, that we even fought over who would get a bath first, and usually, you know, we fight over who has to have a bath first.
The next week, we were told the water repairs had not been totally successful, so we would have no water again for a whole night and day while it got repaired again. At least, we knew in time to fill our bathtub and sinks before the water got shut off that time. Still, it was no fun having no water. Every time we went to the bathroom, we had to fill the back of the toilet with water. It took a lot of jugs to fill it, and the jugs were heavy.
Tonight, the work people are trying again to fix the pipe. Water has been leaking slowly all over the street throughout this past week. They are going to try and fix it without shutting the water off, but they also said we should fill our bathtubs and sinks just in case. If they have to shut it off, we will not have water for another night and day. What we have learned from all of this is, that having water come from our taps is a real blessing. Mommy says we had just learned to take it for granted, so all the water troubles have been a good reminder for us to be thankful for what we have.
It was Mommy’s birthday this week, but the weather was gloomy and our microwave oven died. Mommy said she did not feel very celebratory, but we still had a little celebration of white chocolate with her. What made the whole week much better though, was a new cousin arrived! He does not live near us, but we got to see his photo because his Granny sent it to us. Michael is especially thrilled that the new cousin is a boy!