Come to find out there was something wrong with the pump. Bethuel, a member of St. Paul’s and the buildings steward, came and talked about putting my apartment/cottage on city water so that when the bore hole failed, I could switch a lever over to city water and continue to have water. (You see, no water source in
After discussing the water situation with Bethuel, Siphiwe and I went to town to run some errands. On the way we discovered my car had a very flat tire. Great. I have a spare tire, but of course I don’t have a jack. So we had no choice but to drive the car to town to a place that fixes flat tires. This ended up being a very busy place. You basically pull up under an overhang to a garage and someone comes out takes off the tires, inspects it, fixes it and puts it back on the car. No waiting room. Waiting, my turn took the most time – maybe 10 minutes. Within 20 minutes the tire was back on the vehicle and we were on or way. (I hope it lasts!) And the price was amazing – R10 which is equal to about $1.45! What a deal.
I had a couple of meetings at the church in the afternoon and evening. When I got back I have water. I am praying it lasts for awhile but keeping very mindful that even though I have water again, I still need to stay focused on conserving as much as I can. The Swazi-Navy shower will go away until the next time though. I’m not that good a steward of this precious resource.