2010年4月22日木曜日

what a drip

Life has been going pretty good recently.

Meg still loves school, hasn't got sick of the early mornings and bounds out the door each day to risk life and limb running down the mountain.

Amy has got used to being the only kinder kid in the house- much helped by the fact she gets to go to kinder in the truck now that she's the only one going with daddy in the morning.

K is still doing the whole deep sigh "woe is me, poor hard done by guy who has to go out to festival meetings every evening (and drink with the locals)" deep sigh thing but really we know he's loving it.

The logistics of teaching at two schools, two community centre classes, a private lesson, a cooking class and a tutoring gig are pretty mindboggling and if something happens to my diary I'm in big trouble but I'm loving the challenge so that's all going well too.

Should have guessed then that things were too good to be true right?

And yup.

Dashed home in between my cooking class and hand-over-money time at kinder (for some reason the people we entrust with our children on a daily basis don't feel comfortable being trusted with our cash so we have to turn up at a designated time to hand the money directly to the PTA mums- who we can trust, of course- confused yet?) to grab some materials I needed for my afternoon class after that. Running through the living room I could hear dripping noises. It has been raining buckets all day so at first I thought it was outside.

But no.

I should be so lucky.

Glanced towards the play room and whoa... looks like Meg and Amy have an indoor pool now.

Aghhhhhh!!!

Grab towels and buckets (yes, buckets- plural) and a couple of saucepans to boot and place them under the five most obvious drips. One drip is coming through a light fixture so call K the engineer to find out whether we should not use any electricity on that circuit or whether just not using the light is enough.

Very frustrating conversation ensued- K is unwilling to make any decisions or commit to any opinions until he has seen it for himself. Because you know 'water is dripping from the light' is such an ambiguous statement, yeah?

Anyway, had to leave and hand over money at kinder so that was the end of that and by the time I got home the rain had eased off so immediate panic was averted.

It's forecast to rain for the next two days though so I'm going to kick the big drip into action on what to do about the lesser drip problem!

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achan さんのコメント...

Must be the week for electricity and water. Last Friday morning we discovered no electricity in half of our house. The electrician finally arrived at 6pm in the pitch black and pouring rain to figure out why. A hole in our meter box let in the rain and over a period of time (probably years)rusted out a whole panel of circuits. We now have a new circuit board and are 6 mann less!! The joys.

Glad to hear that the rest of your household is doing well though :)