Yesterday afternoon I went to the laundromat up the road. Noticed that there were a lot of electric crews installing new telephone poles, did not give it a second thought. It was a pretty hot day so came home and showered before eating my supper. It was a good thing because when I got ready to wash the dishes...there was no water!
I knew I paid the water bill but who do I call to inquire if it is only our house or area wide? The neighbors have all ditched their landlines and I have no idea what their cell phone numbers are. The water department was already closed so went online to the City of Del Rio webpage. There I found out the contractors putting in the telephone poles broke a water main. They refer you to their Facebook or Twitter account for further information. Darn, I don't do Facebook or Twitter or for that matter use social sites!
The day before I had given Walter 9 gallons of water and since I was in a hurry I did not fill them back up, the good thing was I still had 8 gallons left. Heard the toilet tank filling up around 2:14 a.m. but it was filling up with a lot of force...I was afraid it might bust the tank!
This morning I went to water Walter since I knew the owner's son was not going to fill his water barrel before going to school. As you can tell from the angle the sun hits the barrel...it was empty and had been for two days. Darn kid!!!
By this afternoon the water looked clear so I found some more milk jugs and managed to fill 20 gallons worth. Good thing I did, because around 7:00 p.m. the water went off again!
On a different note... I spoke to the mechanic earlier this afternoon and he told me to send him Dad's car. Called Triple A at 1:15 p.m. and they did not show up until 3:55 p.m. Heck I get faster service in Houston than I do here. On the positive side, it is on its way to be fixed.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.