As a child my fantasy was to go back in time and be a pioneer. Nothing, I was certain, could be more romantic than wearing a calico sunbonnet and crossing the Great Plains in a covered wagon. Sometime around adolescence, though, reality set in. I began to see the advantages of air-conditioning and running water.
Lately I haven’t been able to take the gift of running water for granted. For the past three weeks we, in Shilo, have been plagued with numerous surprise water outages, some of them lasting as long as eight hours. Sorrowfully, we’re not alone with our problem. It’s plaguing communities all over the Shomron, both Israeli and Arab.