Maybe it was good to live without running water for a few days. It makes a person grateful every time you are able to turn the water on with the flick of a wrist.
We didn't have water for about three days. During that time we had figured out a system for drinking water, how to cook and how to do the dishes. Taking a shower or doing laundry was quickly becoming a concern however. By the middle of third day, I had had enough.
From the time C.O. got in on Friday evening, until the wee hours of Sunday morning, he had put in about 24 hours of work to help restore water to the water plant. He wasn't alone of course, the city workers along with many other volunteers put in as much or more hours. Helping out with this project was very motivating for everyone, the incentive being the ability to flush our toilets and take showers this winter.
It was a pleasant surprise after the city and traditional council meeting on Monday night to learn that the city was willing to pay the volunteers for their work. In fact, the hours all the guys put in will be applied to their water and sewer bills. Our bill for the next three months is already paid for AND we have running water.
I'm so glad to report that this story has a happy ending.