As often happens in Vancouver, our tap water is a little cloudy following the heavy rain and melting snow earlier this week. There is no boil-water advisory, as there was last year when this happened, however there is this:
Those with compromised immune systems due to HIV or who are undertaking chemotherapy [my emphasis - D.] or anti-rejection medications should always use drinking water that has been boiled or treated to the same level as boiling.
Damn, that's me, as my parents and wife pointed out. So no tap water for me. My immune measurements have been okay so far, but that can change—I've only had four of my planned twelve chemo treatments for this round.
Some people might take that, like advice to avoid drinking water in Mexico, as a good reason to have more beer or Scotch1 or something, but these days alcohol makes me feel almost instantly like crap, so it's bottled or boiled water and diet pop for me.
At least I can still take a shower. And go to my company Christmas party tomorrow. As designated driver.
1 Thank you again to everyone who came to my birthday party back in June and brought Scotch whisky as a gift. I have enough for several decades now, I think, especially at the rate I'm (not) drinking it at the moment.