Friday, 29 December 2017

I had a shower!

Facetime with Cluny
Flat Gramma & Grampa!
What a few days it has been. I woke, this morning, from a nightmare of my house flooding. The kids were all young, now they are in their 30's. What the heck?!

Dec. 19 – My poor Daisy burned her mouth.
Dec. 25th – We did Facetime with our kids and granddaughter Cluny, in Vancouver. I call myself 'Flat Gramma!' It was just the two of us, and we had a quiet day.
Dec. 26 – We had a party! (The kids came to celebrate my birthday!)
Dec. 27 – What a day, a flood!  (Hot water tank burst.)
 JL ran the shop vac (inherited from the previous homeowners), all day. When it filled up with water, it changed sounds. In a Scottish accent, JL would say, "Ae think she's gonnae blow! She's no gonnae take anymore." and he'd run downstairs to empty it. We watched Star Trek: Into Darkness!

Meantime, Daisy went back to the vet for an eye infection. She has more meds, and isn't 100% yet. Yellowy discharge, poor girl. Now, she has it in her other eye. She is feeling perkier, though. She played on the bed with hubby this morning.

Cold weather calls for indoor games! I used to play this with a client in Milford Bay every Tuesday afternoon for two hours. She had lung cancer.
On Dec. 26th, my birthday,
the kids came over. They took our photo!

This is how cold it is this week.

Dec. 28th – the plumber arrived!

We got up early, expecting the plumber...
6:00 a.m. – In preparation for the guy to arrive to replace the hot water tank, we cleaned up some.  I moved boxes that had been ruined from the flooding. Hubby moved the car out of the garage.

6:56 – the Plumber called.. he was to arrive for 7:00. First he was snowed in by the city plows. Then, the company truck didn't start. No wonder. He was on the way, however. That was comforting.

I moved the dehumidifier out of the way. I'll have to find replacement boxes for things like our extra aquarium equipment. There are two bags of garbage, so far. The floor is filthy, it flooded the area around the kitty litter. sigh. I have much work to do.

8:00 Joey, the plumber, arrived.

Hubby made gave him a fresh, hot cup of coffee. He set up his tools, took away the old tank, and brought in the new! My legs are a bit sore from going up and downstairs every half hour yesterday.

The kids got up, Caitlin made French toast, with the bread I was going to use for garlic toast with our spaghetti the day before! (DUH!)
Caitlin made French toast

Off they went home, happily their car started. JL's father is visiting, and they are having a family party. It was comforting that they could be here for two nights. What fun we had.

Voila! I had a hot shower, then ran the dishwasher. For joy! Hubby rented us Dunkirk, and we watched that movie with our feet up.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Struth, you've been kept busy! Some of that polar vortex is hitting over here today - preventing travel. Hopefully, tomorrow can head East... Stay warm you two!!! YAM xx

DUTA said...

We have solar tanks on the roof and it's such a wonderful thing as even in winter there are sunny days and so we seldom have to electrically warm the water.

Perhaps, a second opinion, by a different vet, is needed for Daisy's condition.

Karen said...

GGAAAAAA.........we've had that happen a few times. Lost all of our uni. text books in the first flood. We kept them for a reason, geology and forestry reference books.
Hope your FURNACE is okay!

Nancy J said...

hot water, a blessing that all is well, the plumber arrived, and family had a safe drive home. Cold??? Like Antarctica, they have COLD, and VERY cold. Hope the 26th was a day of happiness, I loved seeing the previous one with a wonderful memory.

William Kendall said...

What a headache!

David Gascoigne said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you all the very best for 2018. May it bring you joy, laughter and increased communion with nature. David

Anvilcloud said...

All of our basement stuff is in those plastic/rubber bins. It might be worth changing over slowly but surely.

Christine said...

Poor Daisy, hope she will be ok.

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad you got that fixed!

Jenn Jilks said...

It's the correct diagnosis for Daisy, I think, Duta, but thanks for the suggestion. It's just not the right meds. Now, she has a cold!

Red said...

Great feeling when that hot water heater is finally installed. Now don't let that furnace motor die! Oh, is that a toilet tank I heard crack! What my toilet cracked! All of these nice things happened to me.

Lady Fi said...

You've had a busy few days! Time to rest. Hope it isn't too cold!