Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Water and a double blessing
Last night a neighbor knocked on the door to tell us that a fountain - a broken water line - had erupted in the shrubs in our front yard. Soon a utility worker was there to investigate, telling us that the break was on our side of the meter (so our responsibility); but that if it was close to the meter he could fix it. If not, we'd have to call a plumber in the morning. He shut the water off and I began stressing over the thought of going without running water overnight - no shower, no flushing, no watering the house plants. Then I added shame to my stress, for I realized that I was distraught over no running water for less than 24 hours while there are many people who have no clean water at all.
Meanwhile, the utility worker repaired our broken line in the dark.
We are blessed with the gift of clean accessible water and we take it for granted. And we were blessed last night by the services of this utility worker. My husband told him before he left that he hoped his employer, The City of Wilson, appreciated him as much as we do.