So I found out what the deal is with the construction crew outside my apartment. They’re replacing lead pipes with copper pipes courtesy of the DC water dept. Good thing. Lead-free potable water is like Christmas come early. You know what else comes early? The jackhammers. Every morning. Earlier and earlier to be exact.
But the real treat is the suprise shutting off of my water. No one mentioned that. It’s been burping the last few days as they open and close the lines. But to turn it off completely without notice? That’s just terrific on a stick.
Couple it with the fact that my apartment’s got no heat, and I’ve inadvertently taken up camping.
UPDATE: Water seems to be back. At least I think it’s water. It’s black, but it comes out of the faucet, so I’m going with water.