After having survived with virtually no water for over a fortnight, my woes have finally come to an end today. I was scheduled to meet our landlady after work to make a mercy plea (with some melodrama thrown in!) for the resumption of water supply. Mantu called during office hours for a preemption. The news sounded like music to my ears.
The crisis was so acute, even my socks only somehow managed to get a much delayed wash yesterday. That should be indicative enough!
I feel like going for a scuba dive now. If only the buckets were large enough!