Dneprorudnoe has water problems. We've known that since we moved here. Now it's really crazy: for the past few days, we've only had water for a few hours a day. They just posted a schedule that says, "From November 3, drinking water will be turned on from 6:00 to 8:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00 every day." That's all. No explanation. Sigh.
Already tonight, a neighbor girl came knocking with a handwritten letter "to the mayor," she explained. She was collecting signatures to ask him to turn the water back on. Will that help?
So, while the rest of the country is panicking about swine flu, here in Dneprorudnoe people are obsessing about water. Although, I did laugh when I heard that prices have gone sky high on lemons, onions and garlic. In America there are waiting lines for flu vaccines and such; here there's a run on the natural remedies. Of course, you can't find a mask or flu medicine either. . . .