After my last post the entire state that I live in here in the US flooded. We had no water at all and no electricity for a couple days. Sadly, many people lost their entire homes, and some lost many of their belongings including their memories. My heart goes out to all those who suffered loss. I was very fortunate in that only my garage and little storage room flooded. Everything else was fine. Once power and water was restored, the water was still undrinkable -this is the colour of the water once it was restored.
The State said we had to boil it before drinking and washing dishes. Though they did say we could use it to wash clothing, but since it stained my tub I figured it would probably stain clothing as well.
So during the first few days I mainly wore pajamas, but once the sun shined down and the stores were again open I wore the basics - Jeans and T-shirts. Though yesterday I wore a fun pair of shoes since the roads were again dry.
Finally today we were told that our water was again clean. Though many still have much more to deal with than just dirty water, and my heart goes out to these people. It is amazing what I’ve taken for granted in my life and this is just a reality check to be thankful everyday for everything; even if it’s something as basic as having clean water.