Wednesday 14 November 2007

Burst Boilers & Bodyguards

My dd is now officially a teenager - gulp! She excitedly got up (without having to be called twenty times (a miracle in itself!) and began ripping open carefully wrapped presents and producing notes from generous family members when I noticed water on the floor in the utility room.

That was at 6.15 am and I have -at this moment in time - been mopping and squeezing seven old towels for 6 1/2 hours! My hands look like wrinkled old prunes and still the tiny pipe keeps leaking. Where the hell does all this water come from? Apparently the plumber is on his way............! To be honest he is a good chap and usually very quick but had an even worse catastrophy to deal with first. Ho Hum! I shall just have to keep mopping. Have moved Grumpy's bed - he is not happy!

It could be worse, at least I'm at home and can intermittently pop off to the shed to write in between the mopping up. Have reached a sticky point with the novel and not sure which way to veer so think I shall just push on and hope for the best.

A dear friend of mine is dating the most divine bodyguard and all though it's early days yet, Andrea and I are most excited and champing at the bit to go shopping for hats. However, we have been told to calm's hoping!!!


Lane Mathias said...

Oh Dear I hope the plumber arrived and bunged up pipe. Poor you. Poor Grumpy. The indignity of having one's bed moved!

Happy birthday to the new teenager:-)

HelenMWalters said...

Just thought I'd drop by your blog and say hi. I totally sympathise with the flood thing. My boiler breaks down about six times a year!

Where do I get a divine bodyguard? I need to know!

Fiona Mackenzie. Writer said...

I think Helenmh will fine that I have first refusal on the divine bodyguard.

Hope the leak is fixed and Mr Grumpy can doze in peace?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Lane - The plumber did eventually arrive and water ceased - quelle relief - and then told us that it will be about £1,400 to replace. Poor us. Thanks for birthday wishes, I shall pass them on.

Helenmh - would love to divulge where divine bodyguard was found but am sworn to secrecy! However, if another is located, I shall certainly let you know.

Fiona - Thanks, leak is fixed, though no heating in house, brrrr. Mr Grumpy's bed has been returned to original site but he does not appear at all impressed.

What next from Fee? said...

Re bodyguards, its amazing what can be found when "window shopping".....