As the ecologists say: we're all downstream / New Jersey / Feb. 2008
This week's posts seemed to have had a water theme, starting with the loss of the hot water heater, the repair of which caused the water to be turned off at times. In draining the tank we tried to save some of the water by diverting it to the clothes washer. Unfortunately, sediment buildup in the tank caused the water to turn a bit brown -- not so good for washing clothes. Instead the plants outside were watered. Now the new tank is in ("Herculisa" helped Paulo get it down the steep, narrow basement stairs). Once again water -- both hot and cold -- flows into the sinks. Today the sky has opened and the rain has been rapping at my windows all day. I am reminded how precious water is.