A to Z Challenge – W

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The letter W …

There is a small little town here in Iowa that had a water ban placed on it last year, nearly 14 months ago.  They still are without drinkable water and have no clear date when they will have the problem resolved.  Flint, Michigan has had bad water for years.  I never take my faucets for granted.  I have clean fresh water to drink with just a slight twist of the handles.  There are places all over the world where clean water is far too scarce.  Places where it takes days to get water.  Places where they use the water anyway because there is no alternative.  I am very grateful to have clean fresh water at my disposal and hopefully always will.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – November 15

This week for Fandango’s Friday Flashback we go back three years to 2016 and the post that was originally here.

Totally Tanked

Set me in front of

An ocean view cut away

Let me hear the water move

Let me see the fish swim

Set me in front of

A salt water world

Let me watch the coral breathe

Let me see the seaweed dance

…bring the sea life closer to me

Let me take in their world

from my aquarium.

Monochrome Monday – Evening Rain

This weeks post is loosely in response to the weekly photo challenge – Elemental.  All living things need water to survive, this flower is no different.  I found it after an evening rain shower while relaxing at the park.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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The Trails

The shallow water rolls by

Gracefully cascading over rocks

flowing over the bed of sand

And wetting the edge of plants

I take a deep breath and sigh

Dreaming of days we walked in the water

Days when you were by my side

The trees and I miss you

The skies are as blue as my heart

But I still put one foot in front of another

And walk the trails without you

Happy and Grateful – Day 49

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

And the warm weather just keeps coming. I was all set to write about the short walk my boyfriend and I were able to take tonight, but then the text in the middle of the night happened.

My daughter was just drifting off to sleep when she heard water running… an odd thing being in bed and your roommate is asleep.  Upon investigation she found there was water shooting out of the pipe that was supposed to connect to the back of the toilet, but it no longer did as the water was spraying everywhere.  No this did NOT make me happy.

I am happy she was able to get a hold of the maintenance people and they were able to come and fix the pipe.  In the mean time she has used all of the towels they own and one set of sheets to clean up the water.  What a mess!  At least it was clean water.  And I am happy no one got hurt and they were home when it happened.  Imagine the damage that could have happened if they had both been at work!

After my daughter told me she got zapped when she touched the wall and connected with the light switch that was wet.  I am grateful all she got was a little shock.  Water and electricity can be deadly.  So tonight was a rough night… glad it is over.  Now will either of them be able to sleep after all the commotion?