Friday, March 2, 2012

what a week......

these last two weeks have been VERY long weeks, on Sunday Feb.26, am someone hit a fire hydrant and this caused a major water main break . Resulting in no water for our building and the apartment building right behind us. Now we have 189 suites in our building and a large number of those are seniors. So you can imagine the mass chaos at the small temporary water trailer pared in our driveway. Not only that but when you have people who cannot carry water for them selves, what do you do. You can't just leave them without. Needless to say myself, and my family carried alot of water on Sunday and Monday. The city however worked out a really good system to insure we had water supply always available. In fact most of the time we had two trailers with water, and the crew was pretty much working round the clock to fix the leak. The problem, every time they fixed a leak a new leak surfaced. This place looked like a war zone. all said and done we got our water back on at 10:30 pm on Feb. 28 that was three very long days without water. so we're humming along using our water trying to forget the trauma of having no water, when we realize the hole they dug ( and never filled completely) is again filling with water and we know this is a bad sign. Whamo Sunday am the emergency phone rings, the person on the other end says, Karen I have no water in my apartment. I turn on my tap and don't know if I should laugh or cry. Instead we kick into high gear, the hubby had to work so he came downstairs and helped for a few hours, then he went to work. Tony and I headed downstairs, toques, mitts and jackets ready for a LONG day. J'naya and Brycen stayed upstairs and entertained themselves. The even showed up downstairs with sandwiches for Tony and I. It was a VERY long day, the media was all over this story, they were here interviewing people and asking all sorts of questions. Needless to say by the end of the day we were hooked up to a fire hydrant across the street and had cold water but no hot water. Then on Monday they were able to hook us up so we had water. However weds morning the water was off for a short little bit ( maybe and hour) and the panic was crazy.

Then on Thursday I woke up feeling like pooh, but I was okay t work through it. Then firday rolled around I'm telling you I have not been that sick in a very long time, a fever, the chills. I was cold all the time between Tony and I we had up words of 20 showers just to try to feel somewhat normal. Today is Sunday and he and I are both feeling better, not 100 % but better. Now jeff and J'naya aren't feeling well. At this point we are holding on for the ride.

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