Monday, October 12, 2015

a story about water and unrelated photos

I found out in the middle of last week that I can't drive for work until the state budget is passed.  So, I have a lot of work from home days in my future.  Unfortunately, not only is there less for me to do at home than there is when I can go into the office, but I'm learning that being home all day by myself is not my favorite thing.  The FedEx man came Friday afternoon to deliver shoes I had ordered and I wanted to have a ten minute conversation with him because I HAD NOT SPOKEN ALL DAY.

So, after three days home last week, I woke up this morning ready to start my week at home on a positive note.  I filled up my water bottle, which happens to be black, with ice and water, and drank it as I ate my breakfast and checked my email.  And then I washed my hands in the white bathroom sink, and bubbling out of the faucet came disgusting brown water.

It was at that moment I remembered the flyer from our landlord telling us not to use the water this morning because they were doing pipe repairs.

Whoops.

And so I drove to my parents' house and drank clean, clear water to my heart's content.

And tomorrow morning I will pour my water into a clear glass.

Can't fool me twice.
























36 comments:

Amanda Klein said...

You crack me up!

Evelina said...

Your photos are stunning! I hope all is ok after drinking that yucky water. Yikes!

Shay from Great, Now What said...

Bahahaha! Sounds like one of those days! I treasure when I ca work from home, but more than a couple days I know I would get stir crazy too!

Bethany Carson said...

The brown water does not sound like fun! Love all your beautiful photos--it's a gorgeous time of year!

emily @ a little bit of emily said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love them all. Such a bummer about the water...eeek totally something I would do. At least you got to go to your parents. :)

Martha said...

Ewwwww! Well, at least you got to go to your parents'.

Your pictures are so pretty!!

Erin LFF said...

LOL- now I know to always use my clear water bottles! ;) Gorgeous pictures!!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Those pictures are so pretty! You're posts always crack me up.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Gorgeous pics! And lol at the water incident, at least you're ok and nothing bad happened. Yay for clean clean water at your parent's house :)

Green Fashionista

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

What gorgeous pictures!! How about you can come and sit in MY office while I go on a nature walk?! Pleeeease? I'm tired of staring at the same four walls and having to stand up to look out the window!

Lindsay {Typically Late} said...

I love when I get to work from home, but I totally feel you on the lack of social interaction - I need the aspects of being in the office that allow me to see and talk to people! Lucky (or maybe unlucky?) for me, I spend most of my days when I am home talking to my cats... which makes me sounds a little crazy :)

Brittany said...

Hahaha...ewww! Lesson learned, I suppose. Gorgeous pictures. You're making me want to get outside and do all the fall things.

Rebecca Jo said...

Hopefully the next post isn't about you spending a day in the bathroom from the water :)

Bijoux said...

I love the mailbox photo.

Whitney @ Work it Mommy said...

I love your redesign! Hope Im not too late to the party with that compliment ;) I used to have an aluminum water bottle that I loved but finally had to recycle for a clear Sig bottle, its a little weird NOT seeing your water after an incident like that!

Ashley said...

Gross about the brown water! I love your beautiful pictures though. :-) It looks like fall where you are. So pretty!

E Blankenship said...

Very pretty pictures!

Sarah Alway said...

Oh no! LOL "You can't fool me twice!" ;-)

Rachel said...

The photos of pristine country creeks--perfect pairing for this story! When we lived in China last year our water went out periodically, and we quickly learned that you had to let all the faucets run for a long time after it came back on if you didn't want to drink orange water....

Ashley S. said...

Beautiful photos! Hope your water is back to normal soon!

Making Restorations said...

Omg that sounds like something I would have done.

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

hahaha oh no!!! Lovely photos!!

The Lady Okie said...

I am jealous of your beautiful fall colors! Cheers to clean water ;)

Marie said...

Yay for clean water. I always use a clear bottle for that reason. A few years ago, we couldn't use our water for a few weeks and it was terrible. Beautiful pictures.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bahaha! Nothing quenches the thirst quite like a nice tall glass of brown ice water!

Liz Jo said...

Oh ick! I'm glad you're okay though. Drinking brown water icky, although I should be grateful, not everyone has good drinking water.

liz @ sundays with sophie

Emily Gilbert said...

BLEHHHHHHHHHHHH @ the brown water. At least you didn't chug down the whole thing :\ . Hope it didn't make you ill.

I'd LOVE to work from home. Although, I'm sure once I was in the groove of doing so I'd miss talking to adults.

Beautiful pictures :)

Kayla MKOY said...

Can't even tell you how badly I wish I had a few days to work from home!!!! Lucky gal -- but you're right, I can imagine its pretty lonely!

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

Your Fall pictures are so pretty!! I'm so curious... How come you can't drive to work? I've worked from home before and it's hard!!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Well with that view, working from home can't be too bad! ;-)

Megan said...

HAHAHA!!!! wow. Hilarious.

Morgan Gifford said...

Yuck! Nothing worse than nasty water! Hilarious story and I loved your photos!
The Rad Wife

P!nky said...

Love those photos, lady. They are gorgeously fall.

Lindsey said...

Oh YUCK! You actually drank it?!?!?!

Frikken Duckie said...

Gorgeous photos! And at least you cleaned out your system with all the clean water you drank afterwards! Lol.

Baby Sister said...

Ugh. I almost threw up for you. That is nasty!

Beautiful pictures!! See?? Fall is beautiful!!