Still frozen and without water in the Ozarks. This is turning out to be a painful lesson of inattention to weather and detail.
At this time inconvenience is the only problem. We are hauling water for toilets and buying drinking/cooking water.
The plumber is here again this morning, but I am beginning to think warmer weather may be the cure. The low last night was 7 degrees and wind chill 0 degrees. What was frozen is still frozen; that is a given.
We are arranging showers at a friend's house so we don't go to church smelling . We have clean clothes but if this drags on I'll have to go to a laundromat.
As a side note, we once had a gentleman who attended church in obviously tattered clothing and an odor that caused me to gag if he sat within four pew rows of me. Once he came in late and sat next to my husband. I had to put a Kleenex and my hand over my mouth and nose to finish the service. It was very hard to have a charitable attitude. The church provided him clothing and some items for bodily cleanliness, mainly SOAP and deodorant, but he failed to get the message. Maybe he had no water. I don't know what became of him; he disappeared from the congregation.
Friday (15th) I've employed a house cleaner to deep-clean the house, but she requires water! I am exciting to have someone to do this for me, and then I plan to employ someone twice a month to keep it that way, as long as finances allow. I have already begun sifting mounds of paper and pitching unneeded records.
Stay tuned! to the epic adventures of Golden Agers As the World Turns...........without the gold!!!