Daily life in India is anything but predictable. Evan is sick again with a fever. We learned this weekend that the water filter we are using isn’t the best as there are many contaminates it simply doesn’t catch. That helps explain the near perpetual sickness we have had for the past two years. After 2 years of it, I have to admit I don’t see the point in changing it out for our few remaining months. If we have lasted this long, surely we can make it!
Last week Evan traveled to another part of Hyderabad to visit some friends. In the cities, this is a pretty typical Indian streets. There are often walls and gates that surround houses as a form of added security, though much of daily life is done in the streets.
In this particular “neighborhood” there isn’t running water in the homes, so the women daily take the water jugs to the water pipe to fill them up for cooking and cleaning. In the villages the water source is often large wells, or Kerala, the rivers and backwaters.
woman washing clothes in backwaters of Kerala
And so, although we are often sick and de-worming and parasites are an all too common part of life, we are reminded that it could be much worse. We have running water and electricity more hours than not, and know that this summer, worms and parasites and bugs in our water will be a thing of the past. All of this will surely have felt like a distant memory.