I didn't realize how crazy it was until news reports said all the stores were out of bottled water and nearby cities up to an hour away were also out of water. It was freaking madness. We didn't freak because Jordan's grandpa was coming so he brought us a few cases of water. I had to go to the grocery for a few things and it was sheer madness. All the produce that was sprayed with the sprinklers was gone, the shelves were cleared and there was a giant line of people waiting for another shipment of water.
It was madness. We are now almost 48 hours in. Making due with bottled water for everything.
The worst part is you cannot boil the water, so no cooking with it or even washing dishes or clothing. The heat increases the toxins. We get our water from Lake Erie and its a train wreck. This is an image from the news. I want to gag.
There has been some dirty stories of mean people and stores price gouging people for water but there has been a ton of good awesome acts of kindness. Last night Luke , Vincent and I took a wagon full of water to our neighbors just in case they weren't able to get any. At the same time we were doing that our backyard neighbor had brought Jordan over a 24 pack of water. I mean seriously her and I were doing the same act at the sane time. Our one neighbor honestly almost cried. She is almost 80's I would guess and I have only chatted with her a few times through our yards so she was so thrilled we could talk a little as my kids literally walked in her front door toting water in. She said we bring her so much joy with the kids running wild in the yard playing and she sits on her porch and soaks it in every day. I of course was overwhelmed to hear that because we really do try to be good neighbors and sometimes I get nervous because the boys run wild naked in the yard haha but she said she loves us. So I am glad we are bringing some joy to her life! So there was a lot of good from this happening. We met some great neighbors and the boys were so excited to help people and make sure everyone had water.
I am hoping the ban lifts soon, its been very weird not using the water. I feel like hands down the most wasteful person in America with all these bottles of water floating around our house. But here we are almost to day 3 of #emptyglasscity
Luckily we are all smiles.