Water Water Everywhere…..

And not a drop to drink.

My home is full of water.  We have streams, a small waterfall, and not to mention the days and nights of torrential dow

Waterfall by the House.

Waterfall by the House.

n pouring rain.  However, drinking water is a completely different story.

Monsoon not only means water everywhere- but it also means not drinking from any of the water sources.  Normally, you can just drink from the tap because it flows straight from a mountain spring.  [which by the way, the water taste better than Fiji]  Because there is so much water- it gets contaminated very easy- think animal poop [and lets be real human poop] everywhere, water running everywhere, then draining into the water tap. Thus you are drinking really dirty dirty water.
Giardia. Giardia sucks. It sucks really really bad.  It is basically a protozoan that lives in your intestines that makes you want to die.  It starts with stomach cramps, burps, diarrhea, and nausea. Then the feelings and longing for death- The medication is about 4 grams of tinazole- and tinazole is almost as worse as the giardia.  It makes you taste metal for two days- and basically makes you just want to sleep.
The savior of the season seems to be chlorine.  Three drops of chlorine in a liter of water- kills everything.  So for a couple of months my crisp mountain water taste like a crisp cold pool.

About knbohman

I am 25 years old. I work in Charleston. I have a pretty ridiculous imagination. If I were quieter I think I could of been an amazing librarian or museum curator. I love crafting and reading books. If I don't know something, normally I will just make it up and say it with confidence. If I had more courage I could of been a stand-up comedian. I love learning facts and quotes...and one day I will try out for jeopardy.
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