Five Fortunes ~ by Beth Gutcheon, 1998, fictionBROKEN WATER PIPES
During the cold snap, a major pipe burst in our building, and we were without water for a day. I keep water in my fridge, but other people were ready to use bottled water to brush their teeth. I had plenty to drink and enough to wash my hands, and all of us could go over to the other building (connected on the ground floor), if necessary, where we have the Circle@Crown Café and other amenities. I got out of the way for Tim, Ron, and the other maintenance men dashing from place to place. Scott's shirt was wet, and he just shook his head and smiled at me as he hurried off after Tim.BOOK I'M STUDYING
When the problem was fixed, it still took time for the water pipes to fill on all ten floors. The next morning, I had water from only the HOT faucet in the bathroom, both tub and sink — but the water was not warm, much less hot. In the kitchen, water was coming from both sides, equally lukewarm. When the water situation was back to normal after a couple of days, I ran into Donna on the elevator and she said, "There's nothing better than a nice warm shower!"
Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne ~ by Wilda C. Gafney, 2017, theologyHEALTH
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My blood pressure is high, and my doctor upped the dose of blood pressure medicine I'm taking. I think I'll go out later and buy a BP monitor so I can check it at home.Sunday Salon — at separate computers in different time zones — to talk about our lives and our reading.