Last week, we had an impromptu practice on how to survive with little and later on, absolutely no water.
You see, in this part of South Manila, water comes only from 4-7PM everyday. A water tank is therefore a staple site in every house in our village , if not in the entire Better Living. It is not really that bad especially once you get used to it.
But, no water at all is an entirelly different story.
Monday. I came home from work and got the most exciting news that Jane was not able to fill our water tank because pressure was not strong. Since Monday is laundry day, by the time Franco was done taking a bath, the only water left in the house were drinking water and Aki’s distilled aqua. Thank you to our neighbors, Franco’s brother and his wife, from whom we were able to ask for 2 pails of water, one for my bath, and the other for washing the dishes. If we knew that water won’t come the next day, we would not have asked from them and just maximized our stock of mineral water. Again, thank you, F and M!
Anyhoo, so these are the new rules that we rolled out during the survival bootcamp
– No serving plates and spoons. Jane still put our plates and utensils on the dining table but when we were ready to eat or if we want some more, we’d to go to the kitchen which is just a few steps away and scoop rice and ulam straight into our plates.