Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wellman Water Worries, Curious cats, & Springy Iowa Weather

Can you believe that it actually snowed just two days ago? And today ( and yesterday) it is well over 60! It's nice, though a little dramatic. We have had the windows open for a couple of days now and the warm breeze blowing in is refreshing. Even the cats are enjoying it as they have begun to sit in the window once again. That may not sound strange, however, they actually avoided the window and instead, hung out on the new leather sofa. Speaking of cats: Cheryl decided to purchase a few more cats toys for the poor home bound cats. So we bought a could of small scratching cardboard for Hiro ( and Rash, even though she has no claws, she still used them) Hiro was fascinated with me hooking one up next to the door frame. Hopefully he will find this more attractive than the wooden molding of the frame. Other than that, and the constant stocking production, Cheryl and I have been dealing with the Wellman Water Problem. It may be difficult to imagine here in IOWA ( Not surrounded by water, as is the case in Michigan, Alaska, & Florida!) But I have never had such a problem with water as I have here in this state. It floods, The water is Poisoned! Or it doesn't run at all! It is highly mineralized! ( i.e. Brackish, Hard, filled with calcium and lime!) Surprisingly, when it does run and is safe to drink, it doesn't taste too bad. But it is not as sweet as water from Michigan or Alaska. Enough about my rant, but the latest drama happened today as there is no water at all in the small town. It made for a unique morning experience. No shower ( I'm ever so thankful that I take showers/baths in the evening to help me unwind) No washing dishes, no flushing the toilet. With all that, We decided to come to Iowa city where at the very least, we can use the bathroom and find beverages to drink. Anyway, I hope they fix the water system soon and that the weather holds out. Cheryl says that the forecast says it should for the next couple of weeks anyway. We shall see!

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