Friday, November 21, 2008

So when's the last time your house was without water?

So, this happened to us today and in a 'good' neighborhood in Cali.  About 3:00 or 4:00 this afternoon some signal went off and everybody in the house started filling up containers with water. Apparently going without water is a common enough occurrence here that people are prepared for the occasion.

When Jojo promptly indicated that he had to go #2 later tonight I was reminded of my early years at Nana's house where you had to fill up the commode with a bucket of water  before commencing to "flush it down". I guess the more things change the more they stay the same, huh.

It was also another reminder that no matter how glitzy the shopping malls are, how accessible gringo style food is, or how much you can spend on clothes Colombia is still a third world country and presents it's own unique set of challenges.

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