Filipino summer is here,
which means temperatures are high;
with the heat index it's been reaching 104F every day,
and not cooling off much at night.
What dreadful Hot weather we have!—
It keeps one in a continual state of Inelegance.
Jane knew what it was like to live in the heat without air conditioning!
It's truly draining.
And to top it off,
we're also having the first series of water outages that I can remember since 2010.
These have been short-lived, between 1 and 4 hours,
usually in the morning until noon.
After washing the breakfast dishes this morning,
we found that the taps were again empty.
And now, 8 hours later, we're still without water.
The lunch dishes are still piled in the sink
(to the delight of the ants!)
at 4:30 in the afternoon,
and I'm beginning to wonder about creative solutions
for cooking dinner with no running water -
in fact with little water at all.
(You can see all the empty water containers we've used up already by the sink,
though we are working to be very sparing.)
You don't want to use our bathrooms right now, either.
Have no fear - the water will come back on, and we'll be fine.
But the absence of water really truly does make the heart grow fonder.
I am more thankful for running water than I've ever been in my life.
Give thanks with me for the water from your tap today,
but even more, for the living water
and the gift of eternal life, satisfying the deep thirst of our souls!
Jesus answered her,
“If you knew the gift of God,
and who it is that is saying to you,
‘Give me a drink,’
you would have asked Him,
and He would have given you living water.