Christmas Day we still had no water, so we just made the best of it. What can you do....
We dressed up in our Christmas finery, Gerry played some tunes,
Wesley shot the best Christmas photos we have ever had with her new camera.... and we went for a walk in the woods
Instead of the Christmas meal I had planned we had easy cleanup food, salad and edamame, bread and cheese and olives. It was delicious, simple, warm and nourishing
We finally decided we had done all we could to make the best of things, but we were starting to really need baths. So we packed up the car last night and headed to a Marriott about 5 miles from our house. Since Gerry travels so much, he has lots of points, and we got a free night, warm baths and a really good breakfast this morning. Yes, we have friends and relatives that would have been happy to have us, but we were really gross and just needed to get through this together without interrupting everyone else's Christmas. It was actually a lot of fun :)
The rain and cold called for my favorite orange pound cake from Ina Garten's cookbook. The house smelled like sugar and oranges, I made a pot of soup and cornbread, and then boiled water on the stove to wash up. Just like camping.... still.....
We are hoping the well fixer upper can make it out here tomorrow to get us some water going again. It's not so bad, but a grim reminder of our dependance on electricity and water. Life is pretty easy for us here in the good old USA, even with all the madness. There are so many with so much less than us, we are very blessed, just a little less clean right now.
Peace ya'll, stay tuned, more adventures to come, haha!