Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thankful Blog Hop

Hey all! I'm sorry I missed yesterday's posting. It was a crazy day!

Today, I'm thankful for running water, in my house (well, really I'm in a hotel room...)

But none-the-less I'm thankful for running water.

See, I've been living in a camper and on October 1, the RV park cut the water off in preparation for winter. So, I've been in this camper with no water. We carry it in in 5 gallon buckets. I heat the water on the stove, or sometimes I use the microwave or electric skillet. That's how I wash the dishes.

For baths? We do it the old fashion way. We have a tub, I fill it with the warmed water and sponge off in the tub....

Just stop and think about how often you use water every day - brushing you teeth, washing your hands, wiping up spills, flushing the toilet, and many others.

Yes, I'm thankful for running water:)



1.Casey Roach9.Amy Trueblood17.Jessika Fleck
2.Sarah J. Clift10.Swagger Writers18.Johana Vera
3.Fiona McLaren11.Michelle Smith19.Carrie Crain
4.Lizzy Froehle12.Abby Cavenaugh20.Katie Teller
5.Rachel @ Rachel writes things13.Talynn Lynn21.Debbie Causevic
6.Sarah Guillory14.Veronica Bartles
7.Robin Weeks15.Ellie Heller
8.Stacey Trombley16.Manju Howard















































22 comments:

  1. Great post! I am thankful all the blessings in my life.

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  2. Oh my goodness no running water! I can understand why you are enjoying your hotel room. When we do without something it makes us appreciate it all the more doesn't it? Enjoy :)

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    1. You're right! I actually brushed my teeth and left the water running. I normally don't do this, but it was such a luxury listening to the water run, I couldn't help myself:)

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  3. Wow great post. I am very appreciative of all of those things especially running water :) Have a great weekend, Ink!

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Thanksgiving always reminds be to appreciate all the little things. Running water has actually turned into a majorly BIG thing!

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  4. Wow, you're tough!!
    Growing up, I remember our pipes sometimes freezing in the winter and having to melt snow for water. Not fun!

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    1. Funny! We did that too. Seems like a lifetime ago!

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  5. I so know the feeling Talyn! Literally! When I was younger, we used to do the same thing, we actually had running water but no gas. We couldn't afford it. So we had to heat our water up for our baths and stuff like that.. It's one thing if you're dealing with a temporary setback but to have to wonder if, "this is the way it will always be," is just absolutely terrible! I hope they get your water cut back on and fast! I too am thankful for running water and the fact we have gas now. I pray my children never know what's that like!

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    1. Well, the water in the RV park won't come back on until Spring. They cut it off during winter. So we are looking for a new place.

      It's amazing to see how things have changed.

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  6. Oh my, that would be tough. I'm glad you're enjoying your stay in the hotel room. You never realize how important something like running water is until you don't have it. We had to turn off our water once for an entire day. It was maddening. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Isn't that the truth? We never know how blessed we are until the blessings are gone:(

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  7. We used to lose electricity in a strong breeze-and with it our well pump. I know EXACTLY what you mean about being thankful for running water!

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    1. We had an ice storm once and it knocked out the electricity. So I know about pump failure!

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  8. When I lived in Alaska we had to bring water in using 5 gallon jugs. Yes, running water is a true blessing! In door bathrooms even more so.

    A new apartment in Fairbanks, had neither! Cold, cold mornings...
    I was young then and anything was possible, but now, would not want to go without!
    Hope yours returns soon!

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    1. I've often wondered how it would be to live in Alaska...Guess I shouldn't complain. At least I can use the bathroom from inside, even if flushing is done with gallon buckets!

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  9. Will you be able to have water in the camper or do you have to move it? I'm glad you have water now, but I'm worried about the future too! Hope you get things settled so you'll have your own place with running water soon.

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    1. We are looking for an apartment. But my husbands job may give him a transfer, so we would get a new place there:)

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  10. Whoa! I lived without water for a very short time (once during a hurricane, once during an ice storm) and I know how rough that is. Being thankful for those things that others take for granted is so important!

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  11. It's amazing how much those little things mean to us when we have to go without them for a while, isn't it? I think that's whaat I love most about this time of year... the way we all stop and think about the blessings we have, large & small.

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  12. We live in an RV. It's not so easy! But it's life. Whereabouts are you that they shut the water off entirely? Does your camper have a white tank for holding clean water? Did they give you heads up they were doing that? Sometimes around here the arks say to fill those tanks and keep the faucet off to prevent frozen hoses, but I've heard of none turning them off altogether. What a drag!

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  13. We so often don't think about how convenient our lives are. It's not until the power goes out or the water stops pumping that we realize how easy we have it. I've tried to make my family prepared to live without those conveniences if necessary (storing water, other cooking methods, non-electrical lighting, etc.).

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