I don't really understand why the water appeared yesterday for 10 minutes then disappeared again. BtoB and Perpetua's suggestions on my previous post make sense to me. However, the water didn't return at all last night and Mr A phoned the Muhtar.
He still insists we lost our supply yesterday because those down the hill were using too much. He says he told people NOT to use so much to start with. As a result of this apparently three men turned up at his office threatening to hit him if he didn't allow them to use what they wanted. I have no idea if this is true. If it is, it's ridiculous. If it isn't, it's a ridiculous story to make up.
I have had a big row with Dursune. I wonder why I seem to be the only one in this village who is considerate of others. Clearly, it makes no difference to them. They still have attitude problems.
If I have extra food, or anything, I give to Dursune. When I am going to the shop to get bread, I ask if she wants some. She always says she doesn't have money, and I say it doesn't matter, and get her bread anyway.
Dursune has lots of chickens. Far too many for her small garden, and they are running around all over the place, including our garden. She knows but doesn't seem concerned when I tell her I am worried about my dogs killing them. So I look out for them and shoo them out.
I am up at 5am every morning. I let my dogs out for their run before Dursune gets up and lets her chickens out. Every evening I make my dogs wait patiently until Dursune decides to gather up her chickens and put in the coop, before letting the dogs out. In fact I always ask, as I did last night, if it's ok to let them out. And last night she said yes.
Within 10 minutes they all rushed back to the gate. Megan with a dead chicken in her mouth. One of Dursune's which must have escaped up the hill behind our house. It's not my fault. It's not the dogs' fault. But Dursune went berserk. She ranted and raved at me and started brandishing a heavy stick at my dogs. I opened my gate to let them in, but Blondie was terrified. She cowered, then ran away. She didn't return for 2 hours, still very scared.
I was so angry. I told her that I have fitted in with her and her chickens, but if she cannot control them and she has said it's ok to let the dogs out, then I cannot be responsible for something like this happening. She carried on shouting, and in the middle of it Mr A phoned. I answered and he could hear her in the background. I explained briefly what had happened and he asked me to pass the phone to Dursune. She snatched it from my hand and then shouted down the phone. I could hear Mr A shouting back. She threw the phone back at me...just as well I managed to catch it, or she may well have been paying for a new phone.
Mr A says I have to ignore her, and that I should stop being considerate, and let the dogs out whenever I want to. That the road and the hills do not belong to Dursune, but to all of us so we have a right to let our dogs out. I'll probably stick to letting them out when the chicks are not around, but I'll not bother to ask Dursune's permission.
I was up at 4am today. I happened to turn on the tap and water was coming out very slowly. Enough though to have a shower, and for the washing machine to work, so I loaded it up.
It has continued to flow and the pressure seems to be improving, so I am hoping that the crisis is now over. I have managed to get all my washing done and have my shower, so even if it goes off again today, I won't feel so stressed.