I can not believe how much you actually rely on modern conveniences now - specifically, piped water!
A water main has gone (at least, that's what Scottish Water are saying), and as such our water pressure has plummeted. We have some, enough to fill the kettle if you are patient enough (read 10 minutes!), but not really enough to do much else - showering is out, as is the washing machine etc. Could run the bath, but that would take sooooooo long.
Lets hope they fix it soon.