Water is life…

It’s water day. All the empties are already in the Jeep, and all I need to do is get some quarters and deal with this bottle here…

…which has a little less than a gallon left. I hate when the working bottle is nearly empty on water day, and I hate pouring good drinking water down the drain. It’s not the money – I can afford a quarter a gallon – it’s the opportunity costs. I like to get my full value from a trip to town.

So I start thinking of all the places the water will go…

*The ready-use pitcher
*Two cooler bottles
*Tobie’s water bowl
*The tea pot – but not too full, propane costs more than water
*Oops, don’t forget the water bottle on the nightstand
*How much is in the trail canteen?

Only when all the various water vessels scattered around the cabin are completely full, or as full as practical, does any drinking water hit the plumbing so I can top off all my water bottles in town. Because I’m cheap. 🙂

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6 Responses to Water is life…

  1. mikemcdowell3006 says:

    Tree Mike
    “Conservation of utilities”, was beat into us at USAF Basic and tech school. That was 1969, it’s still here in my head.

  2. Joe says:

    Not cheap, but sensible. Living in the town that invented copper wire when two locals got fighting over a dropped penny….

  3. ka9vsz says:

    Not cheap, frugal.

  4. doubletrouble says:

    Again, not cheap, but sensible. I try to never trash a container if it has usable contents within. Especially bourbon…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Get yourself a bucket…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Frugal. There is a difference between frugal and cheap.

    And environmentally conscious. “Reduce/Reuse/Whatever”

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