When your water main freezes up and you have no water in your house for a few days, life gets a little tedious. It's amazing the number of little things that you forget you cannot do without ready water in a tap.
Here we are filling buckets to carry home. Buckets that will be used to help flush toilets, wash hands and dishes, brush teeth, make tea & coffee, etc, etc.
Shortly after I took this picture the city water works crew showed up to see what they could do about our problem. We have a work around. We don't need to fill buckets for now. The solution is not especially elegant, but quite effective none the less. There is a hose connecting our house waterline to our neighbour's line running through our back yards. :) Hmm, I should blip that tomorrow, I think. ;)