18 June 2007

things I learned last night

1. I like indoor plumbing. Last night our well pump shorted, and we were a waterless household.

Turns out we use water for a lot of things. Flushing toilets. Washing hands. Brushing teeth. Drinking. Washing clothes. Washing dishes. All things we planned on doing last night.

My husband will tell you that he doesn't so much know how to fix things. But he does know how to call people who know how to fix things, so our friend Rick (who is currently my favorite person on the planet) got us back up and running.

Anyway, it just made me realize how many people walk miles to pull water from a dusty puddle...and how fortunate and magnificently spoiled I am.

2. Duct tape is essential to life. The latest use I discovered: sealing off the gap between one's window air conditioner unit, and the sides of the window. You know, the place where that accordion thing that got lost two houses ago is supposed to go.

PS Happy birthday, Gina!


Anonymous said...

After going through a day when our city's electricity was turned off for some repairs, I was also reminded how spoiled I am. Refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and air conditioning are all wonderful things!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! What a nightmare. I'm going to link to you on my blog. :)