Ayana & Jeanne

text by ayana moore • artwork by jeanne murekatete

 

Garnett's Daily Schedule

I’m Garnett and these are the daily events that have gradually made an appearance into my life, since January of 2016.

5:00 a.m. Buzzz...Buzzzz… my work alarm goes off.
5:15 a.m. I grab a water bottle or three in order to brush my teeth and wash my face. 
5:30 a.m. Shower Time. Sadly since I will be using a ridiculous amount of water bottles just to take a bath. I must take showers in unfiltered water.
6:00 a.m. After prepping for the day, I have to spend more time preparing breakfast.
6:05 a.m. Preparing breakfast isn't like the ordinary. I have to grab more water bottles and check the water filter.
6:10 a.m. Oatmeal is what’s on my breakfast menu today. I grab 6 more water bottles to make the oatmeal and my daily dose of coffee.
6:30 a.m. Oats Gone… Next Clean Up Time. I use a water filter to wash my dishes and to give the water bottles a break.
7:00 a.m. Time for work.
7:03 a.m. Before leaving for work, I grab three water bottles for me to drink during the day.
12:00 p.m. Lunch Time. My job is located in Flint, so the water there isn’t safe to really use or drink. For lunch, I settle for a plain sandwich and bottled water.
3:00 p.m. Work is now over. 
5:00 p.m. Upon arriving home I realized that I only have a few water bottles left. So I’ll have to pay the water distributors a visit.
6:30 p.m. Location: Church! Churches are where most water is distributed to the community. I tell the people are helping that I need 4 cases of water. Then I load the cases into my car trunk. 
8:00 p.m. Dinner Time!! For dinner, I’m preparing Chicken and Dumplings something light and easy to make. P.S. the more you cook the water bottles used. 
11:30 p.m. Bedtime. After a long day, I can finally rest up for the next day. But there’s one thing that's on my mind constantly, water bottles!
5:00 a.m. Buzz... Buzzz my work alarm goes off. Another day with yet again another water bottle.