Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thoroughly Modern Millie Mocha!

As much as I love reading historical fiction, I am so glad I am a modern gal. How easily I take for granted the everyday conveniences I have!

It only takes a few hours of misery inconvenience to renew my appreciation.

Yesterday evening the water main around the corner ruptured. We were without water for about 5 hours.

As bedtime approached it became more and more inconvenient. My girl is a bathaholic. She l-o-v-e-s her soak in the tub and was horrified at the idea of going to bed without it. As for me, I had gotten a haircut yesterday, and needed to wash my hair before bed to get all the loose hairs out before they covered my pillow. And the sheets on our bed were freshly washed yesterday, making me even less enthused about the situation.

I won't post a picture of an outhouse or a chamber pot, but that's another remnant of the past I'm glad we no longer deal with. . .

The guys, of course, weren't fazed. While my boy is better than your average teen guy about hygiene, this was a blip compared to a 2-week camping trip!

About 11:30, just as I was about to close my book and turn out the light, it came back on. I headed to the shower and just as I did my girl popped out of bed to take a bath.

And this morning when I got up and turned on the faucet I smiled and thanked God for running water.

Photobucket

View blog reactions

10 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I hear ya! After experiencing the flood here, and no water heater for a week...I have a whole new appreciation for modern conveniences :)

Becoming Me said...

I'm with ya. I fantasize about going back into time, but I'd be such a wimp.

BP said...

It is little episodes like this that make me thankful for the things I normally take for granted.

Julie Stiles Mills said...

You know what running water REALLY means, don't you? Coffee.

SO glad it came back on for you!

Natalie said...

I totally agree with you about one picture dominating over the other. There is something so preciously wonderful about that tiny finger! Thanks for you kind comments.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

So true! Did you ever see that reality show on PBS called "Pioneer House" (if I remember right)? The realities of living 100 years ago made it impossible to romanticize the good old days.

sara said...

I found out this summer how much I take for granted, like water. During my trip to Romania, I realized how much I appreciated air conditioning, hot water, ICE and most importantly....soft toliet paper!!!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm always amazed at how many times I instinctively hit the light switch, even when the power is out! Same goes for the few times we have been without water...

Glad to hear that you got your shower...I can't stand to have all those little loose hairs everywhere after a hair cut either!

Xandra

A Stone Gatherer said...

Ah yes! On our vacation we stayed in a pretty rustic cabin for 3 nights! Modern conveniences are a plus!

Pamela J said...

We had a drought here for about 15 years. One year it was so bad, even the weeds didn't grow! I decided I would be thankful for EVEN the weeds because it meant rain during summer and snow during winter. Since we had no water coming down, the sub water was also going down far below what our individual pumps could pick it up. We HAD water, it was just too far down to pull up with our pump. The Lord has brought His heavenly water again, the past couple years, along with a new water well with a big enough casing to put a pump in that reaches the water. This was installed last summer, July 17. I am STILL thankful for the running water from the well and the snow and rain we have begun receiving, and thankful for the weeds.
Pam Williams