No Hot Water

If there was any doubt that summer was here in Kiev, this sign removed it. Coming home the other day I saw it newly plastered on the bulletin board on the door to my podyezd.

What it says is starting, well...tomorrow, the hot water will be turned off in my neighborhood for annual pipe cleaning and maintenance until July 13th. Fun fun fun.

All in all, it isn't too bad. We have a hot water heater in the apartment. And in past years the municipal authorities haven't even posted notes. You just wake up one morning and get a cold shower that lasts for an indeterminate amount of time. Just have to remember to turn the water heater on tonight.