Porterville laundromat and I beat the crowd. I was in a micro dilemma having to be out of the house by noon before my house sitting expired. I left behind my Woolite detergent behind so I decide to use an Avon bathing product to substitute. Agriculture and livestock reminders are everywhere. Signage says “no horse blankets or picking bags ” I’ve done laundry by hand, in a river and on a boat, so what a little creamy body wash gonna do? Beautiful rain made its much needed debut and I finally got the bigger picture of the drought situation here in Porterville. People who live in certain parts of town state their wells have dried up completely and those least likely to afford it have to purchase water. “Why?” I ask. The locals say companies here sell it to southern California.