Rain Water Tanks in Use


Today was the day…

…the rain water tanks, which are full and overflowing got connected to the plumbing system. They now pump water to all the toilets (except the flatlet), so we are saving on water. The plumber came and finished the job Mike & Courage started yesterday…the pump is connected to the tanks which are connected to the plumbing pipes.

After a toilet is flushed, the pump comes on and pumps water back into the system. Mike trying ours out for the first time…

It worked! The only one that seems to have been missed is the toilet in the flat which is where David is staying at the moment. If we ever have another dire drought, like that of 2017, by having this we will no longer be required to carry buckets of water for flushing the loo. In the meantime, we save water.

Today was a good day. The wind was howling this morning. It’s expected to drop this evening. We went to the beach for our exercise.

After I went into the water, Mike went for a walk instead of a run,  as yesterday he had a slight strain in his right calf. The waves were big rollers and swimming out to the barrel was the most challenging yet. It took ages for me to get there, mainly because the tide was high, so the distance was further and I was swimming breast stroke into the wind. When I was almost there, I tried a bit of crawl but it was hard work and I didn’t know if when I came up for a breath I’d be dunked by an unseen wave. With breast stroke I could at least keep an eye on the swell. Swimming back was a doddle. Working in my favour, the wind and the waves swept me towards the beach with very little effort on my part. From there, I swam parallel to the beach. Mike joined me and we swam together for a bit before he got out and I finished off with another 10 – 15 minutes of crawl. The water is so warm right now. I don’t know how I will feel about my daily swim when it’s no longer 19C but down to a chilly 16! Then my tone may be a whole lot more frosty and the swim a lot shorter than my current 40 minutes. My swimming watch is at Fedex in Johannesburg. I can now track it and hopefully, it will be on a plane tonight and on my wrist late tomorrow or Friday.

I worked most of the morning and then on and off during the afternoon.

It’s been a good day.

Psalm 126:3 – really resonates…

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


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