No hot water in the kitchen sink since november.
Oh the joys of living in this country.
Dishes. Normally I don't overly enjoy doing dishes (or folding laundry).
But I can put on a good podcast in my ear with
- TED talks
- David Platt Sermon
- our home church Fellowship sermon
- Simple Mom Podcast
- NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
- Discovery Channel Videos or Podcasts
The normal 25 minute dishes duty now takes about 45 minutes (one day I was doing dishes for 2 hours!) with having to carry hot water from our bathroom. With a podcast in the ear it does make the time go by.
Our hot water for our washing machine uses the same hot water heater as the kitchen- so to wash all my cloth diapers we have to fill a huge bucket of hot water from our bathroom and dump it in the washer. (I can't lift the bucket full of water so my husband has been amazing at helping me fill the washer twice a week for Zane's diapers.) But it is getting old.
We have asked the owners of the apartment if they can come fix the water multiple times. They told us recently they have sent a plumber up 4 times already and that nothing was wrong. We were astonished and told them NO one has come to our place yet! They were either being really nice Ecuadorians with not wanting to offend us or they sent the plumber to our neighbors.
To top it all off our main toilet stopped flushing today. Go figure!
What do you listen to while doing mundane tasks around the house? I am starting to want more material to work with in all these extra time consuming chores!
I am thankful that God doesn't stop working. I have one thing in my life that remains constant no matter where I live!
Waiting hopefully with full expectation for this mysterious "plumber" to come today,