First, was the red code emergency alert on water supply cut on our country’s Merdeka Day on 31 August 2013. Our neighborhood was one of the affected areas and our friends living in our neighborhood (in houses) had their water supply cut. We still had our water supply and I guessed that we were using the condo’s water reserves in the water tanks. I enlisted the girls’ help to find every possible container in the house to store water, including their ‘masak-masak’ set. Then jolted hubs from his sleep to bring us to the nearby mini market to buy bottled water and pail before they are all sold out. At the mini market, the situation was chaotic with every shopper rushing to grab a few boxes of bottled drinking water. When the mini market almost ran out of bottled water with long queues at every counter, hubs drove to another convenience store to stock up on bottled water for his shop and kitchen as he had several events to cater to that day. Long story cut short, my mission was accomplished, though it was super stressful for me as I had yet to pack for our yearly 1-day retreat at Hilton Sentral. We were to check in by 2pm and I had not packed the bags yet. We also had a booking for lunch at PJ Hilton at 12 noon.
Almost every shopper who was at the mini market bought 2-3 boxes of bottled drinking water.
Our ration of bottled water…to be used for drinking or bathing if we were hit by the water cut too.
After spending the whole morning scurrying to store water, buy water and pack our bags, we were all famished as we only had some durians for breakfast. We then had a sumptuous buffet lunch at PJ Hilton before checking into Hilton Sentral for our stay.
When we returned home on Sunday afternoon, I found out that my modem was spoilt, shucks! I had many emails and messages to reply to my customers and without internet would mean big trouble for me! Thankfully I could still rely on my handphone but my phone’s internal WiFi is pretty slow. Our house phone was also not functioning.
Next, we found out that our Astro decoder was also not functioning, double whammy!
I spent my entire morning today making calls to Unifi, Astro, Sherilyn’s daycare (she is starting after-school tuition cum daycare effective today), Pos Laju, Alycia’s soon-to-be guitar teacher and our insurance agent. I also had to make umpteen trips out to fetch the girls to and from school and to and from the tuition centres and had to rush back to meet the postman, insurance agent and Unifi technician.
Internet has just been restored and I have a short window of time to do my work online before I rush out to fetch Alycia back from tuition. Then it will be time for me to cook and after cooking, I have to make another mad dash to the tuition cum daycare centre to fetch Sherilyn home. What a hectic day it has been for me! (Views counter installed wef 20 Nov 2013. No. of times viewed = 282)