You Win Some, You Lose Some
September 16, 2015 11:21pm CST
Last night was the start of the water interruption from 9pm to 4am. It's supposed to last for a week. Since we have a water dispenser for drinking water, I just filled the big bucket in the shower area and three pitchers for the kitchen sink for washing or rinsing. When I checked around 1am, the water pressure was still normal. This morning, the bucket and the pitchers are still full, so we'll just keep it that way for tonight. But we'll be sure to use them tomorrow so we can replace them with fresh water. Then I noticed something white near the gate. Apparently, everyone didn't notice that the light was still on for three hours. Life's surprises, right? You saved water, but unknowingly wasted electricity. You feel lucky about a bargain, then an unexpected expense crops up.
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18 Sep 15
@beatburn but what i don't agree with is unplugging the fridge at night which someone here insists on. if i were to rank them in the need for vigilance, water would be 1st, anything with motors 2nd, and lights last since we have mostly led lights now and they aren't in danger of exploding.
17 Sep 15
It's a good thing in our place we have sufficient water . And luckily also , i go to work on weekdays , so the lamp at the gate's post would be switched off by me when i pass by . However , mother-in-law would switch them off sometimes , when she remembers .
18 Sep 15
@sishy7 it does! our printer is HP too. here we can go to ink refilling stations so it's cheaper. you can refill it once so you can delay buying a brand new pricey ink cartridge. the problem is if that part of the ink cartridge that touches the printer head has even a tiny dent or scratch to it, that's it. doesn't matter if it has refilled ink inside. it's unusable.
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7 Dec 15
living without water and electricity is horrible. When we moved we had to wait for the following monday to be able to go and have the utilities to be turned on and it was the longest week ever so it seemed. You can borrow water from people but you can't borrow electricity.
20 Sep 15
We always have a water interruption here like when there is blackout,water system is also off,and sometimes we didn't know and can't stock up for they seldom inform us. We are more on the electric,we try to save more harder because we always have a high bill.
21 Sep 15
@cgalavia this area where we live in seldom experience water or power interruption, actually, so i feel bad for those who live in other places where it happens regularly. if i were you, i would always stock up on water but also replenish them regularly. so far the scheduled interruption was irregular. there were only a few nights where it would be a trickle by 1am. but today, in the news, they said that starting this week, it will be 'for real' so we have started cleaning the drums and will start filling them up with water around 6pm.
21 Sep 15
@hereandthere It will be tiring replenishing again those drums every other day but must have to use for the daily needs.So far this time,no water interruption but in us usually happens in the morning then will be back during lunch time.