Friday, September 5

In Hot Water

This is the temperature of our tap water at noon.
Water in the rural parts of Mexico only runs a few hours a day, so it is stored in an underground tank (cisterno) and then pumped to the roof to a black plastic holding tank (tinaco). From there it is gravity-fed through the pipes to the rest of the house.

In the winter time, showers in the evening or early morning can be brisk, but in the summer -- when the temperature is 100 and the humidity is 75% -- a lukewarm shower is hard to come by, nevermind "cool".

I've joked about burning yourself on the tap water here, but yesterday I thought I'd check the temp...just to know for sure. (Plus, I wanted to play around with the macro on my new camera ;^) )

Sure enough, it was hot: 104 degrees. That's why a shower in the afternoon just isn't very refreshing!


Brooke said...


Thank you SO much for the helpful tips concerning yellow jacket stings! That was very kind and thoughtful of you :) Thankfully, my foot is back to normal and the swelling only lasted for two days. I will definitely keep what you told me in mind in case it ever happens again!

Your post about the water in Mexico was very interesting. Are you a missionary to that country? And are you the mother of the blogger with the name of "Mexican Redhead?"

Thank you for visiting my blog and thanks again for the tips!

God bless you!

Rebecca said...

Yes, we are missionaries and the Mexican Redhead is Sarah! ;^)

Melissa said...

Hey Rebecca,
Love reading your blogs ...Thanks for the updates :) Are you and Doug fluent in spanish now???

and is Marvil and Karen leaving to africa soon ?

Rebecca said...

Fluent? Well, let's say "mas o menos". Sarah is fluent. Doug and I can understand everything we hear and can communicate comfortably, so we're coming along!

Karen and Mavil are just waiting for God to provide the $$ for their passports and visas. They are praying to be able to go in February or March -- si Dios quiere!