Thursday, November 27, 2008


This morning when our family awoke we realized that we did not have running water throughout the entire house! I still, at this moment, do not have running water in my house... let me tell you what we all do with running water that we take for granted every day - showering, washing your face, brushing your teeth, doing your hair, washing dishes, watering plants, washing your hands, washing your food, cooking your food, flushing the toilet (yes, today I have learned to pour pitchers of our bought and purchased drinking water down the toilet), washing clothes as well as any and all cleaning, mopping, etc.

So, tonight, while you are all sitting around wonderful meals (that you cooked with the assistance of running water) and thinking of all that you are grateful for - please know two things - we love you all tremendously and running water NEEDS to be on the list of things you are grateful for!

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!


fijiangirl said...

That very same thing happened to us on Christmas day last year while we were in Fiji. No water for the entire day! My in-laws are so used to the water being shut off that they were totally prepared with water that they stored in left over soda bottles, and other containers. The only thing we couldn't do was shower. It was interesting because I was the only one who griped about it!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

So sorry that must stink (pun intended) i have been there and know it is NI fun but it made me feel pioneerish:) I hope your water gets well soon(pun intended)

GramGrampsGazette said...

Yes,it is amazing the things we take for granted and then when they are suddenly unavailable, we realize what a blessing they are in life -- you were missing water, our phone was on the fritz...but luckily we both got our 'necessities' (yes, water is much more important than the phone!) back but a little reminder of what really is a blessing never goes wasted!

txmommy said...

I'll add water to my list of things to be grateful for.

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving none the less.

Emily said...

OH THAT IS THE WORST! I had my fair share of days without running water when we lived on Saba. I don't envy you!

Frederick Family said...

As I was preparing Christmas cards this year, I re-read your Christmas letter and saw your blog address. I don't think I knew what a blog was last year, but I am up to par this year. My sister set a blog up for me, I've got the hang of it now. I was reading some of your older posts, are you really going to be in Vegas over Christmas?? I plan on going to St. George to visit my parents the 19th-23rd, if you are there any of those dates, Vegas is about 1hr 45 min away, I could drive down and see you.
I am envious of your foreign adventures. I always wanted to do that. I don't miss the no water thing. We had water every fourth day in one of my mission areas. I feel for you.