How much do we use water every day? Here is a quick list off the top of my head that I use water in one day.
- Bathroom use
- Washing hands
- Cleaning the dishes
- Watering plants
- Drinking water
- Drinking water for Dog
O.k., I know there are more but it is suppose to be a quick list. Now imagine that you do not have water available to you for three months or more! This is what my neighbor is dealing with right now. She is a widow, in her 60's, very active and her yard always makes my yard look like I neglect it. Granted she has a tiny piece of property but she spends a lot of her time working on it. I have caught her outside using a shop vacuum sucking up leaves off of her rocks that she has in place of grassy areas! The problem seems to be a hand dug well that is low and the line to the house is damaged. She has the town permit, has the well driller, contractor, plumber and electrician all lined up and ready to go but is waiting for the person to drill sometime in the next two weeks! Then everyone else comes after this. So what is she doing? Coming over to my house and getting water in large pots every three days. I have offered up my shower, laundry use and anything else. She has taken a few showers and stated she has done hand washing! I was upset to hear that she was not cooking but eating a lot of cold food and canned veggies so as not to have to do dishes. Saturday I went over and brought some homemade macaroni and cheese with sliced tomatoes on top and bread crumbs, hot out of the oven, with paper plates so she would not have to do dishes! Oh yea, did I mention she has not microwave!
Today I am going to make some Butternut Squash Soup and muffins to bring over to her. She is not expected to get water until sometime in December! Could you be able to deal with something like this? I am not sure if I could, and in the winter!