Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Outta Water

This is what life in the desert looks like... We haven't run out of water in our 3rd circle apartment before, but add another human who's burning through onesies and conservation starts to hit home.  For those unfamiliar with how it works here, everyone in the country gets an allotment of water each week.  The water comes from the city pipe into our building for several hours on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.  Depending on how much roof space you've got for your tanks, you get one or two square meters of water to last the week.  We're blessed to have four square meters of capacity on our roof for our apartment.  We've never tapped the full supply until last night.  I noticed the pressure wasn't the same and ran upstairs to the roof.  Yep, both tanks empty.  On Monday.
So, we wait til Tuesday night.  In the meantime, we've got bottled water to drink and flush with... it could be worse.


Christina Blash said...

Oh my! You guys are my heroes! Do we need to pray for a little somethin' somethin' to happen to miraculously fill the water tanks? =)

Andrew said...

Does the water in the tanks get hot?

Scott and Suzi said...

It may get a little warm, but it's not blazing hot as you'd expect from cooking out under the desert blast furnace.