I’m finally re-connected to the internet and I am back home! Unfortunately, I was completely unaware of the water restrictions that started last Friday. The residents of Eden Island are very lucky; that’s what wealth bestows upon people – the luxury of water from the taps, when the rest of the country is without. In the early hours of this morning, I was swimming in a clean but over-chlorinated pool of water that was constantly being filtered and tonight I’m going to bed un-showered. Thankfully, I have no plans to leave my house tomorrow so I won’t have to leave the house in this humiliating state.
Today, I had to wash my hands with mineral water and I’m walking around with a hand sanitizer. It is almost 11pm and there’s no water. This is disappointing. What about the people who cannot afford mineral water from the shops – what will they drink? How can they cook their food? How can they wash their dishes, how can they cook their food? What on earth is happening here? It’s enough that they shut down the water supply after 8-9pm (when most people leave for work) until around 4-6pm when most people return. But this has just gone overboard today.