Dicy Icy

The guys have been working all night to fix the burst main in the road adjacent to ours.
We reported it at 10.20pm, and they arrived before 11. Drills, cutters, pumps have been going since then, and although our road is no longer flooded, Torville and Dean could practice quite safely on the ice there as we had a heavy frost last night.

The water was still off at 8am, so after letting Maggie out, I went back to bed.
It’s 9.30 now and having contacted the water board, our supply should be connected within the hour.
One thing about living on the boat was that we never took water for granted. Our tank held around 100 gallons. We topped it up every week on the marina, and at every opportunity when out on the river. We never used the shower, and the cassette loo had its own reservoir, but we learned to wash in an inch of cold water possibly topped up with what was left in the kettle after a cup of tea, so this morning wasn’t too much of a hardship as our kettle and water filter urn were full. Having no water storage tank with our combi boiler, hot water means running the tap so that’s a no-no until we’re reconnected.

We’re off shopping this morning for a water butt. It’s been on the agenda for the garden anyway and will actually save us a bit of money on our water bill as we’re growing our veg in pots rather than plots this year. Worse case scenario should this happen again is that we’ll use that water to flush the loo.
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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Dicy Icy

  1. jenanita01 says:

    The things we have to do just to get by! Great idea about the water butt BTW…

  2. scifihammy says:

    Gosh! I forget that of course all that spilled water will turn to ice!
    Hope it’s all up and running again.
    Yes, I remember you are very savvy with water usage – you could be a Capetonian! πŸ˜€

  3. colonialist says:

    You know how to give tanks for water. πŸ™‚

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