Some time ago Skittles created a meme called Heads or Tails, this week the theme is Common
We arrived back in Granisle, BC on Saturday, March 21, after our long trip down to Mexico. It took us seven days to drive back as we took the scenic route on Hwy 191 most of the way through the States.
Unfortunately on our return we found that our water is frozen. My husband blew out the pipes before we left and did all that was necessary, he thought, but somehow there must be a chunk of ice blocking the flow. So what is that to do with Common.
The common tasks that I take for granted are now twice as hard. Luckily we can get water from our friend in the village and there is lots of snow outside but it has made things more of a challenge. For example we haul in snow to defrost on the wood stove to put in the toilets to flush them. I have a large pot of clean water on the wood stove to have ready for washing dishes as I can’t use the dishwasher obviously.
I take two jugs full in the morning to have a faux-shower. I stand in the shower and pour one on myself, shampoo and soap down and then pour the other over. It works quite well although I miss my hot shower but I am conserving water for World Water Day which was on the 22nd but in my case it may be for weeks.
Luckily we have a very large jug which my husband gets filled every morning so we do have access to water and our friend has let us do laundry at his place so that is a relief.
Under normal circumstances water shortages are not common in my part of the world and I can now appreciate how difficult life is without this precious commodity being commonly available.