Well, given the drought situation here in Georgia I have been blogging about the environment for the last month. So you would think that I would not be caught unaware. That’s what we get for thinking.
I got home last night ready to climb onto my easy chair and enjoy a laidback weekend playing with some new tech toys in an attempt to embrace the 21st century more fully. Instead what I was confronted with was pre indoor plumbing, no water. Now, please understand that I do conserve quite a bit so a shortage was something I knew I could deal with. I’ve been camping. Gamey is no sweat. Ok, maybe some sweat but I can live with it for a few. I also have some reserve water for the important needs like H2O for my kitties and coffee. These 2 things are essential for the worlds wellbeing. What I was not prepared for was ( if you are easily offened STOP here right now ) not being able to flush the toilet.
I never realized how for granted I took my biological functions. I mean really, who the hell thinks about the possibility of not being able to flush their camode. http://www.monolake.org/socalwater/wctips.htm I never did. Until now. Let me tell you, it does not take long for our bodily fluids to make their presence known.
So, what is the moral of this story? Have a game plan, buy a compost toilet, have lots of air fresheners, learn to live alone, keep lots of water on stand-by for those unexpected moments, watch what you eat, drink and know whats goes in must come out. Having lots of friends you can count on is also a bonus because without them and their water resources you can bet you won’t have many friends for long. (just kidding.)
The truth of the matter is this has served as a blessing, a little preview of what could actually happen here in Georgia on a very large scale if we do not begin to take this drought situation seriously. Today a stinky bathroom tomorrow the world. http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100ways/se.shtml Please conserve. Now I’m going to go play with those toys. Cheers.
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