Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rain...



Jenni mentioned that it had rained here on Saturday. It rained here again last night. This was the sunset last night before the rain. The whole sky had cloud cover except this little patch in the west where the sun shone through. This is the view from the back of my house ( and my kitchen). We do live in the suburbs but as our house is at the top of a hill we can look over all the houses so they don't appear in the photo.

We are in Level 4 water restrictions which basically means that we can't use water for very much. The problem for us is that as we have a pool it needs to be filled up every so often and there are strict times when we can do that. Also they are bringing in conditions that if you have a pool, you have to have three of four things. 1. A pool cover 2.dual flushing toilets 3. a water saving washing machine 4.and water saving taps and showers. Well, so far we have the toilets but it is going to be expensive to get the pool cover and other things. So.... hopefully we will get lots more rain so these things won't need to be enforced. It is not that I don't want to do my bit about water saving but new plumbing, a pool cover and a new washing machine will put a dent in the budget. As I wash for 6 people in this house trying to get a suitable washing machine of the right size might be difficult. Keep your fingers crossed for more rain.

6 comments:

Hedgehog said...

What a gorgeous sunset.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Are you able to divert a downpipe into the pool? I'm thinking about another tank to make use of the Govt rebate scheme, but you have to find the money in the first place so that you can get the rebate!

Anonymous said...

If the sky looks red and orange and christmas is coming, in Germany we say "The angels will bake cookies for the childs! What you see is the heat from the oven."
Christmas is coming!

Cynthia said...

beautiful sunset.

Down here in the South we have just begun Stage 3 water restrictions. Fortunately we recently bought a Front Loader washing machine and have noticed a saving in water on our water bill.

Pam said...

Beautiful sunset. Almost looks like fire off in the horizon, so bright.

What are duel flushing toilets? Sounds interesting.

bettsy said...

Dual flushing toilets are onew where you can have a small or large flush depending on need.