Last night we were informed that it would be off again today. Apparently the pump which brings the water down from the mountain is broken, and no-one has any idea how long it will take to fix. A water truck went around the village yesterday for people to fill up containers with water which is only suitable for washing and flushing toilets. They didn't get as far as us before running out, so Mr A had to strap containers to the motorbike and drive out to somewhere on the main road to stock up.
Needless to say we are becoming a bit smelly. Thank goodness for wet wipes.
Our phone line has been dead since last Thursday. After a couple of days of calling Turk Telekom, we established that the whole village is affected. As with the water problem, it's apparently a big job and no-one can say when it will be fixed. At least I have internet...albeit intermittent...as long as I disconnect the phone line from the modem.
So now for the positive stuff. There are a fair number of lambs being born in the village at the moment. This one was just three hours old when these photos were taken:
Mr A is continuing to "landscape" the garden and as soon as the top end has been enclosed with chicken wire we will be getting chickens.
I have managed to book flights for April so that I can be in England for Billy's 4th birthday on the 23rd and Jimi's 2nd birthday on the 29th. Really looking forward to seeing them!
|Jimi the artist|
|Billy's first guitar lesson|