We had no water for 11 days. Heat? Check! Power? Good! Water? No, sorry. We spent a lot of time filling up jugs and dragging them home, visiting relatives just to use their showers and washing machines, and melting snow. Yes, I even resorted to melting snow for flushing toilets.
Since we are doing a lot of babysitting at the same time, I am not reading much - except for awesome picture books like Aki and the Fox by Akiko Hayashi. Kon the Fox gets into a lot of trouble on the train ride to visit Grandma . I have always wanted a sequel to this book. I found the second illustration on klappersacks.tumblr.com
AND 10 Minutes to Bedtime by Peggy Rathman. The little hamster kicking his soccer ball makes my favorite listener giggle every time.