Water, Water Everywhere But Nary a Drop to Drink

Posted on October 25th, 2012

October is the hottest month of our year in southern Africa.  Average temperatures for the month are 100 and above with high humidity as it is the beginning of the rainy season.  People's tempers get short and everyone feels sluggish!  Thus it is known as Suicide Month! 

Every year at this blazing hot time, the water department decides to clean out the tanks.  Being without water for 8 to 10 days is no fun in extreme heat!  Our yard, plants and trees were about to die, so Carrie and I (Keith was in Gabs and Elise at school.) hauled hundreds of gallons of water and hand watered the yard.  Whew!  Were we tired by the end of the day, but COOL as we got wet in the process!

My neighbors stoically accept the situation but do wonder as we gaze out at the mighty Chobe River a quarter of a mile away, why we have no water when it's right before our eyes!

Thankfully, we have a blessed River of Life everyday of our lives whether we have physical water or not.


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