I arrived home from dinner yesterday to find no water in my house. The pipes are totally silent when the sink is turned on. I haven’t seen a single drop of water in about 24-hours.
It’s really normal for the water pressure to be non-existent for long periods of time. I have slowly learned that from about 8 to 11:30 every morning the water pressure is no more than a trickle — good enough for brushing teeth, but impossible for showers. The water always comes back for an hour or two at lunch and for most of the evening. In addition there is some random times when the water will flow at a barely useless trickle. Today is different.
I’m starting to wonder if my landlord paid for the water this month; certainly, I paid him for the water as I do every month. I’ll try to contact him tonight. He works in the night and probably can’t help me now anyway. Luckily I have some bottled water in the house. Bottled water is a basic provision around here since the water from the sink is always of a questionable quality. At least I can brush my teeth before teaching my English class; my students don’t need to suffer from second-hand halitosis.