My goal was to post yesterday - but here's the thing, when real life starts my desire to be in the virtual world stops. Yesterday was one of those challenging type of days you can't really "prepare" for but have no way to avoid when they happen.
It's cold here. Not as cold as some places, but who cares when it's you, right? The problem isn't just physical discomfort - but having to then deal with the issues that cold bring about when living in a tiny trailer that is drafty and not very well insulated (yes I know it could be fixed, but it's not an easy fix).
No water was the first issue. So I found some water, decided to then do dishes which have piled up because of no water - only to then clog up my drain pipe because the water froze. While all this was happening I kept thinking - take pictures, make a video - but I can't do two things at once it seems! Kudos to you who can!
So, instead, I spent all day trying to get the frozen water unstuck so I didn't have to deal with an exploded drain pipe today! When the temp doesn't allow for any thawing...well, you've got to be creative.
Here's what I learned:
1. When water is scarce, buy food you don't have to cook or that makes for a lot of dishes.
2. It is important to understand the principles behind water freezing in pipes or you can make things worse.
3. The water gets stuck in the elbows of pipes.
4. When it's cold it's not just me that gets grumpy.
5. Get creative, hair dryers, reverse water pressure from the other end of the drain, salt, and prayer.
6. That four frustrating hours of water collection and drainage effort almost goes away when that first gurgle of drainage happens and clean dishes are possible!
Truthfully, it wasn't until I started praying I heard the first gurgle of the water moving - but I am sure everything else I did to prepare the way helped. Turned into a life lesson of sorts it seems!
Here's how Lilith feels about SNOW!
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I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!