Thursday, May 22, 2008

Water is Overrated

Yeah, yeah, we need water to live, to bathe, to frolick in the yard, but really is it that important?

Um, yes.

Ibis had yesterday off so we spent the day doing couple things - we went out for breakfast, ran some errands, then watched the Manchester United vs. Chelsea futbol match in an outdoor bar. The length of the game (they were still tied after two overtimes and it went to extra penalty kicks) forced us to skip the beach, but we arrived home very relaxed.

Until we turned on the water.

Once again, we had none. This was a big problem when we first moved in a year ago and the developers hadn't yet put in the permanent pump, but it's been running smoothly since then. Every now and then we've run out - usually when guests are flying in from the States - but we could rely on it for the most part.

In the past month we've run out of water at least three times per week. We discovered the recent dryness at 4:30pm and it's 10:30am now. There is a water supply from the adjacent building so we can get water, but we live on the fourth floor and have to carry it up, two bucketfuls at a time. At least I'm getting my exercise.

As often happens when the pump runs dry, we ran out of drinking water, too. I don't generally use it for cleaning but when there's nothing else, you use what you have. Fingers crossed they fix it soon.


WendyCinNYC said...

Oh yes. I know this problem well. My building is always working on our nearly-100 year old pipes.

I feel your pain.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Bummer! Sorry that you are going through this. I have a bunch of H2O coming from the sky... wants some? ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Yes please. :) 8:30pm and still no water, but Ibis is out there trying to figure something out.

colbymarshall said...

Oh dear! That might kill me...I'm the bathtub queen!

Melanie Avila said...

My husband is a genius. Whatever he said to the maintenance guys got the water running. Apparently they'd turned something off. Smart guys.

Colby - we only have a shower. :(

Turkey Lurkey said...

Yay Ibis!