A day at the high school, interviewing in the morning – we had a real difficulty in choosing between the top two candidates as they were so very, very good and our final deliberations took an extra half hour; not because we disagreed but because we all had the same level of difficulty and for the same reasons, so no one was trying to persuade the others. In the afternoon, I went to a music lesson and played the Djembe drums, which was jolly. I then had an end-of-year chat with the music teacher, which was useful and governor-appropriate, and ended in my offering to continue to go in weekly next year two, not because I feel obliged but because I enjoy it.
Nothing in the diary for tomorrow, which is just as well as I’ve things to catch up on.
There’s a bit of a quagmire on the field because there’s a leak in the water pipe where it connects to the house supply. It was only renewed last year – I’m not sure that it’s the new bit that’s leaking, but it’s in the same area. Nearby, there’s a tank which provides drinking water to cattle, with a ballcock so that it automatically fills up. The bogginess is all around that. Several weeks ago, a chappie from the water board came out, agreed it was their problem and it would go on the schedule for repair. After a reminder, they came, but by that time it was all so wet and muddy that they couldn’t be bothered to investigate properly and sent in a report that the problem was with the tank. Someone else came out today and fortunately the Sage happened to see him, and went out to lift the manhole cover and prove that it was their side of the supply. So he agreed that they have to do it. It’s not an awful leak, but there’s a real mess around there now and, even if it’s only 3 or 4 gallons an hour (let’s say, I’ve no real idea), that’s a lot over 6 weeks or more. Fortunately, the field being sandy soil on gravel, it will drain quite quickly once the pipe is mended.