just found out that the intermittent low pressure my water has been having the last day or so is linked to a wider problem that has resulted in a "boil your water" policy over the last few days that I'd not heard about. I only drank a little tap water yesterday, and brushed my teeth in it, but these were apparently no-nos that I didn't know about until I finally heard this local news. There's no out-and-out disaster, but a higher risk of bacterial contaminants because of the pressure problem that had occurred Friday night. Yet another reason on why putting a city in a swamp below sea level might have been a bad idea. Off to buy bottled water!O
n the happier side, Sara (my departmental secretary) pointed out that the students signing in to Mari's Yamauchi Lecture
this past week had included a note in the student sign-in sheet insisting upon my permanent hire. Nice!