Updated: Sep 12
There are some things that you take for granted in Canada. Like water.. running water. We knew we would not be able to drink from the tap here in Mexico so we are always well stocked on drinking water. Today however, the water was shut off completely. That means no washing dishes, no laundry, no showers, and no toilet flushing. After some google searching, we found out that Tijuana is in a water shortage so they have implemented rolling water outages to neighbourhoods. The way it is supposed to work is that each neighbourhood has a 24 hour water outage every nine days, starting today and going until mid-September. Unfortunately though, it appears that they took the whole city down instead of just one neighbourhood. I guess the water company works the same as the traffic laws - published information is just more of a suggestion. Fortunately the clinic has water tanks on the roof and had them filled immediately so our problem is only in the evening at the apartment.
Other than our hygiene challenges, today was a good day. For the most part Sadie is over the sickness from the chemo, is eating well and is back to her regular self. She still needs a lot of rest during the day but she is in good spirits. All our little misadventures and culture shocks just provide humour to this little adventure we are on.
PS - Just as I was finishing up this post the water came back on. It was a mad dash to see who could get to the shower first but I am bigger and faster! I may now tempt fate and throw a load of laundry in. Carpe Diem!