Just to add to our misery yesterday, the cold water supply went off. The whole district appeared to be affected. There had been a mains burst but we were reconnected to a neighbouring supply a good few hours later. Not knowing this, we filled our four plastic 2 gallon pails with snow so that we'd have some water to at least flush the toilet! Now I knew that the snow would "shrink" but little did I expect it to take so long to thaw . There was still a big chunk of half melted stuff in each pail this morning with very little water.
Did I say I liked this weather?