I was looking forward to seeing the back of the Mercury retrograde period - no more communication mayhem and misunderstanding. But alas! The mischievous messenger god would not switch its course without a final gesture - I woke up on the last day of the retrograde to find myself with no water. It turned out that there was a burst pipe a few towns away, so in the end, hundreds of homes went without water for over 6 hours. Luckily, I planned to be out of the house for most part of the day, but my heart shuddered when I returned to the village and found a mobile water tank parked next to the bus stop. I recalled hearing from the recorded phone message from the Water Supplies Department, that water was to be rationed to the unfortunate inhabitants until everything was restored back to normal.
The thought of carry a few gallons of water from the bus stop all the way to my house filled me with dread. It normally takes me around 5 minutes to reach home, but with buckets full of water, I would double that time. I used the Secret and focused my mind on seeing water coming out of the tap and the feeling of relief to see the return of my water supply. I could hear water sloshing in pipes of nearby houses as I was nearing my home.
I let myself in and headed straight for the kitchen. I heaved a sigh of relief as the sweet rush of water gushing out of the tap found its way to my ears.