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People Used to Work Hard for Their Water

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I try to fight the stereotypical images of the man in the family doing the back breaking work of digging a well . . . and the women and/or kids walking quite a distance to bring back water in buckets until the well was done, or the spring cleared, or the stream dammed.

I felt like that, at least the modern version today. $4 for a 24 ounce bottle of water in my hotel room. 2 bottles were provided. And I knew that wouldn't be enough. ($1.33 a serving)

I walked along the river, and shopped for shoes in the Landing. I haven't bought anything but sneakers in over a year. Have they started making shoes bigger? I used to wear a ten. 9.5 was too long. 9 fit perfectly.
I've never bought shoes in a 9 WEST store so I have no idea if they run larger. But I have a feeling this will be another NSV--shrinking feet. No wonder my feet hurt tonight. I hope the tootsies don't get bigger tomorrow. I plan to wear my new $14.99 shoes!!

So on my walk I found a lovely little store in the Landing, selling vegetarian fast grill, packages of fresh berries or grapes, 3 RIPE peaches for $2.00, yogurt on fresh fruit, AND water. $1 for a 16 ounce bottle. ($.50 a serving) I was happy to buy from them, keep the little local store open, and lug the 4 bottles and 3 peaches all the way back to my room, about .75 mile.

I plan to buy a couple of small cases of bottled water when I go to the beach, but in the meantime, I'll have to walk for my water. I wonder if we'll have to pay for water during convention sessions??

PS: the rooftop pool was amazing. No chance of falling off. A wall of columns and windows closed it in, but there was no roof. Only clouds, stars, and WIND. The cushions on the chairs were all tied on where the top cushion met the seat cushion. And the bottom cushions were all flopping all over. Cool place at night, swimming, and seeing all the city lights along the river.
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SNOWYOGA 8/17/2013 5:39PM

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NORASPAT 8/11/2013 9:58PM

    How absolutely fabulous, HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 8/8/2013 6:40PM

  I'm visualizing the pool and smiling, it sounds like you're having a great time. Enjoy!

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PATRICIAAK 8/8/2013 2:55AM

    sounds super

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MICKEYH 8/7/2013 12:37PM

    emoticon for your NSV.

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LETHA_ 8/7/2013 10:08AM

    Glad to hear you are having a wonderful time.
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PKBOO3 8/7/2013 9:57AM

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Glad you are having a good time.

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SHARJOPAUL 8/7/2013 9:44AM

    Sounds wonderful

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CHRISTASP 8/7/2013 9:23AM

    It all sounds great.

I am pretty sure it's an NSV. I remember when I lost weight when I was younger, my shoe size went down one to two sizes. Enjoy yourself!

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CAROLMAID 8/7/2013 7:48AM

    That sounds fantastic! The pool and the fresh goodies and cheap water from the market...it can be hard to stick with the plan on a trip! Lugging it back with you...a little extra workout LOL Nice job!
And Hey... smaller feet! woopee! any NSV is a good one! :)

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NANCYTUNBERG64 8/7/2013 7:37AM

    Sounds like you are taking care of yourself even while out on a trip. Great work! Sounds lovely too!

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LESLIELENORE 8/6/2013 11:35PM

    I love the little markets! The pool sounds marvelous.

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