It’s been a hell of a day. I woke up at around 9.30 a.m. to find out that the taps had been dry since 6.00 a.m. I sent the house helper to get some information from the subdivision’s security guard and she was told that repairs were ongoing. Water service was supposed to be restored by afternoon.
Okay, the two drums were full of stored water. Still, it was wiser not to do any laundry for the day. We’ve been through this shit last year and we know that it’s best to be frugal with the use of stored water.
When the clock hit three in the afternoon and the taps were still dry, I decided to call the only water delivery service I knew of. The water tanks were already out and they weren’t even sure if they could send one early tomorrow morning.
I sent the house helper to the subdivision’s security guard again. The news had gotten worse. The entire subdivision would be waterless for at least four days — and that’s the conservative estimate.
I didn’t cook dinner. I called up Speedy and asked him to buy food that wouldn’t require washing dishes. I also asked him to pass by the other water delivery services in the area and make arrangements. He brought home burgers and fries; the water delivery services were all closed for the night.
We’re on our last pail of water. After dinner, Speedy went out again — twice — until he found two water delivery services whose offices were still open. At least, he managed to get them to promise to deliver water tomorrow morning. If they don’t come, well, he got their phone numbers. We can pester them until they do.
Meanwhile, dear daughter Sam is not exactly panicky over the situation. Neither is dear daughter Alex. Last year’s disaster being fresh in their minds, they know that if we’re not able to get regular water supply until the darn pump and deep well are fixed, we will have to check into a hotel. They are actually hoping the damn things will remain busted until the school year opens. Not funny.
P.S. And that explains the new look of the blog. I kept myself occupied so I wouldn’t lose my temper.