Friday, 31 December 2010
We have WATER!
And I've been doing a Happy Dance - though I think the gods mistook it for a rain dance as it's raining now...sigh.... pay attention guys!
But water board engineers left the island at 4pm tonight and we have water and can use it! There should be more water coming into the tank than we will be using so that's good. Some folk had lost all water today as the tank got completely drained. I still have some water coming out of taps but was not using it (except when I forgot).
So a great way to approach the New Year .... CLEAN! I'll carry on using bottled water for a while till the system gets completely sorted (think there is quite a bit of chlorine etc in it at the moment) but at least I can have a bath.... have really missed my late night bath which helps to relax tired muscles.
But my resolution is to be more aware of the water I use in future, conserve where I can AND appreciate turning on a tap and water flowing forth.......
The town around Stromness harbour at dusk and the sun setting over Hoy Sound.