And so we settled in to creative survival mode. We (well, Skipp), hauled five gallon buckets of water from the brook in back which has a deeper spot to fill the buckets for flushing. In the mornings we heated a big pan of water on the grill which we mixed with brook water in our large watering can which has a lovely rain shower type spout. In just my underwear and bra I sat on a plastic seat whilst Skipp poured water over me and I washed my hair and other essential parts and then rinsed. ahhhhhhhhhhhh, and then we re-filled and I poured warm water over Skipp while he "showered" as well. Thank goodness our back deck faces the woods. :-) (sorry about the placement of these photos - blogger wont let me cut and paste them) oh well!! :-)
Oh we had our moments of "enough" and even snapped at one another from time to time!! The toilet thing was the worst. Our own personal 'systems' were all off as well - and the exhaustion from the steps necessary to eat or shower or go to the bathroom were, at times, quite overwhelming. We talked each other down or up and made jokes and quickly balanced knowing that we had to keep on keeping on. And we did!! It was quite an adventure and a testament to our love, strengths, weaknesses, humanities, neighborly kindness and faith, yes faith!!