One thing you can say for sure about living on this island. It is never boring.
We have indoor plumbing. But we have to carry the water ourselves. Makes flushing the toilet a lot of fun. Do I have to fill the tank full or is half going to be enough this time?
Is this storehouse of water going to be enough to meet my needs today for showering, doing dishes and flushing the toilets?
And don't forget to take the solar shower down, fill it back up and leave it lying in the sun. Otherwise you are going to have a cold shower again.
So what's really going on? Evidently (the story changes every day) three days ago one of the lines that carries water from Cancun to our island broke. No water has been coming to the island at all. So for the past three days people have been living with water that is stored in the tanks on their roofs. But we didn't know that. At least not until our tanks ran dry yesterday.
Had we known we would have been conserving water like crazy. We would not have done five loads of laundry yesterday. I would not have watered the plants. I would not have washed every dish in my house because they were covered with cement dust from some recent work I had done in the house. I would not have mopped my floors three times.
Nothing in the papers, no notices, nothing. This island can drive you crazy sending around cars and golf carts with loudspeakers announcing for days, nay weeks, ahead of time that the circus is coming to the island. But can they bother to tell you that you better conserve water because the supply of water coming to the island has stopped?