Monday, November 2, 2009

Is That Texas Tea?

I know what you're thinking...I gave up coffee and settled for tea instead. Well, if that's what you're thinking, then you're thinking wrong. 'Cause darlin'...that's what just came out of my faucet. I'm guessing that's part of the reason why the water was shut off. The City of Wink was exhausted due to the influx of phone calls coming in stating that the water resembled cloudy tea. I haven't seen any notices not to drink the water. I may be a blonde, but I got enough common sense not to drink that stuff!

Forget about bathing anytime soon, brushing my teeth, washing clothes...I mean, it would be senseless, it'd be like bathing in someone else's bath water...YUCK! What are we going to do?


Gar said...

Just suck it up. A little bleach, a little soap. Be proud of your heritage. I still drink a little brown water every day, just to remind myself where I'm from :).

Jovan Gonzales said...

EWWWWWWWWWWW! Well, if you can't go to the store to buy some gallons of fresh water, you can boil it, then let it cool for like 15 minutes, all the heavy metals and such will settle and the water will be sanitized! You'll have to use something to sieve water off the top though ... that is so nasty! Where does y'all's water come from? What if it turns into the Blob from scary movies!? What will you do!?!?!?

Durango said...

Oy. That is Jewish for what the hell? I'm thinking Wink may be doomed. You and the kids can have the sleeper couch in the living room til we can figure out how to fix this.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said... is now 7:45 the water has been shut off again.

Gar, I'm not from here, I've just been visiting for quite some time.

Jovan, thank you for the boiling tips, we'll have to boil for the next 72 hours once the water has been turned back on. I do have a gallon of water for morning coffee :) Suppose I'll just have to be satisfied with a sponge bath ( right)

Durango, the kids and I might be coming soon...and I'm not sure how long it's gonna take to fix this, we'll bring sleeping bags and extra pillows. :)

TXsharon said...

This is awful. When I look at the Railroad commission map I see thousands upon thousands of oil and gas wells in Wink. Why can't they afford to fix your pipes? Where is all that money going? I know those gassy folks love to put money back into the community and help out and all. At least, that's the story we got in these parts.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

I believe the school has the majority of the money. The school has a couple of 200,000 dollar charter buses and some other great things for the football team (don't get me started!).

And it's not a city problem, it's a county problem (I'm not quite sure that works, but I will).

TXsharon said...

Well, I think every podunk school should have a $200,000 dollar bus. YEE GAD! And that helps kids learn and prepares them for life how?

How is your water? Can you get a bath yet?

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Get it right...we have TWO $200,000 dollar buses ;)

The water is almost back to normal looking, it's only milky looking today. Still not safe for drinking, but a quick shower was something I was willing to risk.