A very big day today.
- We now have potable water straight from the tap.
- We have electricity restored.
- The insurance assessor paid us a visit.
These three things will make a huge difference to us. We can do laundry (currently an Everest-sized pile). We can have hot showers again. We can start the proper clean-up inside now that the assessor has been. We can have cold drinks and store fresh food again. We can have fans to keep us cool and fight the humidity. No more boiling water before we drink it either. No more scrounging a charge for the netbook from the Silkwood Newsagent or the Silkwood Hotel. We have a proper Internet connection via our ISP which means I can read, reply and send email. So many other things too.
Water, food, shelter, power, the basics we all take for granted.