Today marks the start of the third week of not being able to drink the tap water. We're pretty much in the swing of it but it is mildly annoying at times. Cooled boiled water is not particularly nice to drink, the rabbits won't drink it at all, our veg patch was looking a bit forlorn due to some nice sunny weather this week and my hands have taken a bit of damage due to washing up in really hot water even though I have been wearing gloves.
Thankfully it rained yesterday and early this morning so the plants are looking better, other than the broccoli which has been totally decimated by caterpillars - still, we're doing our bit for wildlife. We went to see Dan's mum the other night and brought 22 litres of tap water back with us, much to the delight of the buns and tomatoes.
I like to clean the house with a big bucket of soapy water, I know we'd almost certainly be totally safe with that method, but I don't want to risk making Dan ill so yet again I am thankful to my handheld steamer. I've been using it for everything the past few days and I am happy to live without the nice citrus smell I usually choose as it's kept everywhere sparkling, and I've done no more harm to my hands. I knew I really liked my steamer before, but I have found myself on the verge of hugging it recently!