This Bosnia living is going to require me to get a bit more organised than my natural state allows, as thinking ahead is the key to a smoothly operating household. Every hot water tap has its own separate boiler which needs to be switched on half an hour or so before you want to use it. Ovens here have electric hobs but I am a fully subscribing gas hob cook cook cook cookability kinda girl. Drinking water shouldn't come from the tap but bought (and preferably decanted into a smaller bottle and put into the fridge) in advance.
I am going to have to learn to do it as there is nothing more annoying than thinking you are all on course for a nice early children's bedtime and realising that there isn't any hot water for their bath. Grrrrr.