Remember the water saga? The long running saga that seemed to be without end? Well, as of May 1st, there will be an end to that saga and I will have proper drinking water. Yahoo, I hear you yell from across the pond.
Let me just recap in short: last year March they did a test on the water and found it to be polluted. I got a phone call from the owner saying I shouldn't drink the water without boiling it first and that they would have it fixed within three weeks. In April last year I asked them when the water would be fixed. The plumbers... During the summer I asked when the water would be fixed. The plumbers... In November I asked when the water would be fixed. The plumbers... When I then said I thought I paid too much rent, they said I could move out. But, a day later she arrived, apologized and phoned the plumber. The day after that she phoned me and said it would get fixed after Christmas.
January came: nothing. February: nothing. March: nothing. I was getting fed up and (finally) got in touch with a lawyer to see what my options were. I had to have things in writing first, so I wrote them an email: when was the water going to be fixed. The plumbers... But a few days later she emailed me saying that the plumbers had finally done part of their job. Still no date though. I felt however that I was due some compensation for being without drinking water so long and wrote them an email claiming part of my rent back (with the help of the lawyer).
That was yesterday. This morning I got her answer: be out before May 1st (and before you say anything: she can do that)!
So, I will have proper drinking water. Now it is just a case of finding out where, since I have to pack up and move and find a new place in the space of four/five days. But I will have clean drinking water! Yahoo!!!!