Saturday, February 20, 2021
I truly believe one will never takes for granted when one is without something for some time. Seriously, WATER? But before I begin with that, I will NEVER EVER take for granted for electricity! I was without it in freezing weather for 4 days. Thank the Gods and Goddesses it is back on but I am now without water. Just call me Pioneer woman. I am digging what snow is left in the shaded parts of the garden to melt so I can have water for "flushing"...Water bottles are scarce, I have 4 in my possession at this point. So hopefully, fingers crossed, my daughter and son-in-law will scout out today for more precious water.
They tried yesterday, but the lines were ridiculous and so they decided not to wait for 4 hours to get water. It is a hardship for all of us now in Texas. But look on the bright side!!!!!! The vortex is gone, we will be warming up today and that my friends is the best news I have heard in days!
My plants unfortunately do not look like they will survive. But that is least of my worries. I am praying my pipes won't burst as the weather warms. I knew moving to Austin from my beautiful home in Marin, California was going to be an adjustment but I never expected the challenges I have had since moving here. I do hope this will all be behind me now and it'll be smooth sailing for now on.
SO, lessons learned. Never take for granted when you can turn on the faucet and have fresh clean water flowing! Lesson learned never take for granted switching on a light switch to lighten a room, and have all your appliances turned on. I am and will be so ever grateful when my life returns to be somewhat "normal" and that the water will be turned on for all of Texas. This is some state I moved to, still questionable if I will ever feel at home here.