S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

Water

With two houseguests arriving in the next two days, our boiler chose this weekend to die on us (again). The rental office won't do a thing about it until Monday at the earliest, which means we are boiling lots of water in order to get clean. We're part of a long tradition - although said long tradition generally involved smaller bathtubs.

Water problems seem endemic this week. It's not just the floods, although a damaged water supply system resulting in unusable running drinking water is a major problem, much more so than the mere lack of hot water. (I should know. I was in Des Moines when its waterworks were contaminated by flood, although I left - prearranged flight - after the first three days of the two weeks of fresh water outage.) Electric showers failing, hot water running out...

Then again, I'm voluntarily spending tomorrow in the sewers.
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