I Love That Dirty Water Because Pittsburgh Is My Home
Yesterday morning when I took my shower the water barely dribbled out of the shower head and I thought, hum low pressure. It had been the same with the water in the bathroom sink when I flossed and brushed my teeth before I got into the shower, hum low water pressure. Then when I walked across the street to the dollar store to do some shopping I saw this man loading up the back of his hatchback car with cases of bottled water I thought, is there a water advisory?
Well, when I got back to my apartment water pressure was normal. I had nothing to worry about. Right? So, I cooked and sipped water and washed dishes pretty sure that I was letting my imagination get the best of me. If something was wrong I would have heard about it on the radio.
This morning while I sat at my workstation I hear the man on the local 24/7 all news station on the radio advising the listening audience to boil any water used for brushing teeth or for drinking or water to cook with or to wash dishes until further notice…
After I publish this post I’ll go across the street to buy some water. And once the advisory is lifted I’ll start storing water. I drink a lot of milk from plastic containers. I’ll save water in these plastic containers, because buying water is such a waste of money. Bottled water comes right out of the spigot. Oh, it may go through another filtration process and the bottled water at the dollar store doesn’t come from the Pittsburgh water system and that’s why you buy it when there’s a local water advisory, but whatever extra filtration process bottled water goes through really doesn’t do anything. You’re drinking tap water. You’re wasting your money. Google it.
Anyway, after the advisory is over I’ll start storing my own water. I hate paying for bottled water. I can’t afford to pay for bottled water. I just hope I don’t get the heebie jeebies from the water I used yesterday.
My Dirty Carpet
Well, Thursday last week I informed the manager of my building that I was willing to have the carpet in my living room cleaned after being in this apartment for oh I don’t know let’s say 15 years for the first time if I didn’t have to move all of the furniture like the sofa or my writing desk which I never use or my workstation. What am I willing to move? The chair I keep my old copies of the Pittsburgh City Paper stacked on and the cocktail table that I have piles of books on and other documents and my old mike stand with the mike and mike cord.
I just want the center of the carpet done. I don’t walk on the carpet under the sofa. I’m at the stage in life were I want as little disruption in my life as possible. Yes, I’ve become my grandfather. I’m waiting for the building manager to phone me to tell me when the carpet cleaning person will arrive, possibly this week. Oh, once in a while I run the vacuum cleaner over the carpet but the vacuum cleaner doesn’t get out the spots of grime that have taken years to settle into the carpet.
In the past eight days this blog has gotten just over 1,000 page views seven times. This is a first in the history of this blog. This blog will be four years old in February. Here are the stats for yesterday.
You know you can’t beat that with a stick! I’m getting closer and closer to my stated goal of at least 1,000 page views every day and I thank each and every one of you for clicking onto my little diary/smut magazine.
Hail to Pitt!
“Yes, it seems I’m getting closer to my goal of at least 1,000 page views every day, but I don’t want to get too happy because I’ve been disappointed too often trying to achieve this goal. Still, there are a lot of things in my favor. I’m retired. So, I have the time and the financial security to concentrate on blogging. I have around 14 years of blogging experience behind me. I still have the fire in my belly to be a successful full-time professional blogger.”–Guy Hogan
“I wonder if it’s okay for me to take a shower this morning? I have to take a shower. I will take a shower…”–Guy Hogan
Today in Pittsburgh it will be mostly cloudy with a few rain showers and a high around 45.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos of Melissa Joan Hart were sampled from Egoallstars. Join the party. Become a regular visitor to my little diary/smut magazine. Bookmark it or follow it or take out a free email subscription today.