Monday, May 03, 2010


Wow, this was a busy week. I didn't actually do anything though, time just got away from me. Well I have been boiling water and showering in what officials call "dirty pond water", but that is besides the point.

Actually, no, that IS the point.

Not having usable running water in your house sucks. But, we are still able to flush the toilet, shower (but we can't bathe the baby, she has to get a sponge bath until the clean water comes back), run our dishwasher (most people can't though, you have to have a sanitize feature on your dishwasher and not all have them), and boil the water for use in cooking and cleaning. Ultimately it's not the end of the world, but still a pain in the ass.

They are saying we should have usable water within a few days, so in the end, this is going to be such a big deal. 3 or 4 days of a major inconvenience, but it's not like an oil spill the size of a small country is floating around in the Gulf.

Oh wait, that is happening. My bad. (but let's not look into alternative forms of energy or anything - wind energy = cleaner electricity production = electric cars actually making a difference = NO MORE OIL SPILLS!)

That's all for today.


The Accidental Blogger said...

What happened where you lost water?

Meghan said...

A joint on a pipe coming from the Quabbin Reservoir burst. At one point 8 million gallons per hour were gushing into the Charles. 2 million people (including all of Boston) were without clean water from Saturday afternoon till Tuesday morning.

It sucked.

The Accidental Blogger said...

I bet-that sounds terrible. Didn't even hear about that down here-sorry.