8 days and counting. 8 days of melting snow to flush toilets. 8 days of trudging down the street carrying gallon jugs of water. 8 days of showering at other people’s houses or the ymca. 8 days of waiting for the city water department and tell me he same thing. 8 days of anxiously waiting for my water to be turned back on. 8 days of waiting.
so today being day 9 is the first full day we have had water. while i am fond of little house on the prairie and water conservation, lacking a direct source of running water seemed to cause me a great deal of anxiety and stress. i can also admit that dealing with the city water department does not fill me with a great sense confidence in my chosen cities services and employees. so after coming closer to an anxiety attack than i have in the past 3 years, i can feel my tension easing with each trickle of water flowing out the tap.