Returned from UK after my niece's wedding a week ago to find a water crisis in the area. All of us are outside the town, drawing water pumped from our wells and they're all dangerously low. Our friends some 10 kms. away in the hills just had a muddy splodge at the bottom and as they return to Spain from their summer visit to Wales this week, it was all hands on deck to get something improvised for them. They had a disused swimming pool so we all pitched in, scraping, cleaning and mopping the bottom, had 10,000L delivered and used a huge black awning to cover it. Meanwhile, back at our casa we were coming to the end of our rainwater depositos that we use for the garden. Here they are - 3 x 500L and 1 x 300L and the lone one of 500L waiting for new guttering down that side of the house.
We have three corners of the roof that act as a funnel for rain and have spotted some robust plastic water containers in a DIY store with lids and taps, about 350L capacity. Only 35€, so we'll give those a go too. All our shower and washing up water is being recycled but the laundry-to-do is in danger of walking out of the basket on its own......it will have to wait.
Apologies to all my blogging buddies for my silence on your blogs. The phone connection disappeared last week and we waited almost 5 days for the repair. All those little jobs that get put off in favour of getting on line were completed, plus the cleaning up of old files and pictures on the PC and generally streamlining stuff ready for when we were back on line again.
So, I'm gradually catching up and look forward to seeing what you've all been up to.....