Well how true that is about everything. I was 6 days without water as we know it, that is turning the tap on and water comes out. Due to a leak somewhere in the well system, the pump on the farm well had to be shut off until a big digger could come and excavate the earth to the line to the house. The plumber suspected that the fitting or gasket or something had gone bad with age and he was again 100% correct. A good plumber is a great gift.
So, after digging the hole and reboring the fitting then replacing it with a brass connection, the hole was again filled and the pump turned on so the farm could have water. Hallelujah!
When to wash one's hands, a small amount of water poured into the basin from a saved container of water is all there is to wash with, appreciation begins. I was able to have a tiny bath yesterday. There was little pressure since the water was leaking underground, so I only had 3 inches of water in the tub. I have not washed the dishes for a week, but had them soaking in a sink full of water. The animals were all provided with clean drinking water and swimming water for the ducks and geese too, and I preserved 5 gallons for household use in my little farm house. Imagine not being able to flush a toilet. When does the toilet have to be flushed? It takes a couple of gallons of water to flush so when there is only 5 gallons available, consideration as to how important flushing is becomes paramount. Imagine if we lived that way all the time.
We take water for granted really. We can turn on a tap and have a drink, or a cup of coffee, or wash our hands or take a shower. But what happens when we cannot do these things? Imagine living in a country where there is no water and the precious little has to be hauled a long way then conserved for special uses,bathing not being one of them. Imagine!
So with much gratitude today, I have water on my mind. I am thankful for this precious gift that we do not think twice about. I am quite conscious about conserving water already with very low use shower heads installed and low water toilets too; but since this episode without the convenience of having water at my fingertips, I will be even more conscientious, I think. I hope you will be too.