MAJOR BOO HOOing AHEAD......
Last Sunday we experienced hurricane force winds, THANKS IKE...and haven't had power since. We are on well water which means we have NO WATER either.
So, no water, no electric, no phone. I can get online occasionally at school because the server is up and down. So here's hoping this makes it.
Everything in the refrigerator is ruined, and we are using old scummy pond water to flush the toilets. I don't know which smells worse the scummy water or the OTHER water...heh.
Power company says it may be next week before we get power. 87 counties in Ohio were affected by the winds, everyone was out of power for at least 3 days. Ice is a commodity that takes about 3-4 hours to find. I followed the ice truck round town a few days ago until it stopped and then was first in line to buy it, only to be told no more than two bags.
Every morning I empty the water from the cooler into a bucket and use it to flush, or get a partial flush, in the toilets. Anything to keep the stinky pond water at bay for just one more flush. I am sick to death of cooking on the grill, which is good since I don't have water and can't to dishes anyway. Not that I have any clean dishes now.
We can only find water in bottles, so we have to brush teeth, wash faces, etc with bottled water. It totally sucks.
People who are on city water never lost water, so at least they're clean. I have laundry as high as the washer, and if I see another peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I'm killing something, then eating its meat, unwashed, and half cooked on the grill.
To make matters so much better-not-statistical analysis is kicking serious tova booty, what takes most people a few hours to do in that subject takes me about 12...wish I was kiddin.
So, anyway, this is just Sucky McSuckyville and I've HAD ENOUGH.
Think about how often you use water every day, electric. Now imagine not having it. With two kids, For SEVEN days...and counting.
Yeah Yeah I know "Texas has it so much worse." If I hear that one more time (and always from someone who HAS water) I will barf.