Saturday, March 31, 2007

A great start to the weekend

Some utility or another has been doing quite a bit of work outside my apartment. There were those little flags laid out for a while, as well as some recent spray paint on the ground. Then there were strange holes dug around the yard. Then yesterday, I got a notice saying that the water company had to shut the water off for a few hours to fix a leak. So I'm under a boil order until 9 p.m. tonight. Great, what a lot of fun.


Vogue said...

Well, you like to cook. Consider it more motivation. :)

Seriously, though, I hate it when they mess with utilities. I understand it's occasionally necessary, but it's always a pain. I could never figure out if it was okay to shower in that situation. I suppose it doesn't matter at this point since it's passed.

Sorry your weekend got off to a bad start. I hope it ends well. :)

Narc said...

Weirdly, I'd never really heard of a boil order before moving to Illinois. Now it seems that I hear about one once a month for somewhere in the area. I don't know if I just didn't notice them before, or if they are more prevalent here.

I finally scraped up a little information from the water company's website (not much, but a little). It looks like it should be boiled before drinking or cooking with it, and even brushing your teeth. Bathing and showering in it is apparently OK.