Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Water?


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. . . .

6 comments:

Shilo said...

Wow...we had that happen quite frequently when we lived in Venezuela. Can be quite challenging, eh?!
I'm coming over from Missionary Mom's because I can't get your facebook links to work but I wanted to see your home! Sounds like you have done a wonderful job of working with what you've been dealt!
Blessings from Paraguay!
Shilo

Jennifer said...

Not related to this post, but "Happy birthday, Asya!"

Laura :) said...

Love the shoes!! Too cute!!

Laura T. :)

FayeJ said...

quick question. How did you get your facebook status on your blog? I'm trying to get mine up and can't figure it out.

thanks,
faye

fayejh@gmail.com

FayeJ said...

never mind about my question :-)
I figured something out.

Martha A. said...

That sounds about right!!! I think the American people could learn a thing or two....