Thursday, July 24, 2008

Boil, Toil, and Trouble

Well, happy birthday to me! We were informed yesterday that most of my county is under a boil water advisory. There was a power outage at the water plant Tuesday night due to the storms. No cooking, no drinking, no bathing, until it is lifted, without boiling the water for at least 3 minutes. Manageable for cooking and even drinking, but I'm not seeing how that works with bathing. Yesterday they were saying that the advisory would probably be lifted today. Good birthday present, I can take a shower! Now they're saying 1-2 more days. Ugh!

I think I'll probably risk a shower as "the advisory is mainly precautionary," and I certainly don't get water in my mouth when I shower. I just don't want to be icky on my birthday, is that so much to ask? Guess I'll keep using bottled water to brush my teeth. It also makes going out to eat tonight a little tricky (I don't cook on my birthday if I can help it, plus how would we wash dishes?). Virtually every place we routinely eat is also within the advisory area (makes sense that we would eat out near home, no?). I guess I just don't trust the restaurants enough. The Golden Corral we usually frequent is outside the restricted ZIP codes and in a different county; maybe we'll just do that. Not exactly what I had in mind, though.

Currently feeling: boiled


  1. happy birthday sweetheart! i am so very blessed that you are my daughter, and my friend. all my love, mom


    Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week is this week...$25/person prix fixe menu...just sayin'. =)

  3. happy happy birthday to you, erin!

  4. happy birthday from me and mom (who is visiting) and Owen! hope the water thing gets resolved soon.

  5. Happy Bday, Erin! See you Saturday?

  6. Happy birthday! I hope you get a shower. I would be freaking out. LOL


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