There are a series of domestic niggles, which are a nuisance. First, the new kitchen tap has become wobbly. It started a while ago but it wasn’t bad and I didn’t take much notice. It got a bit worse last week and I suspect the cleaning ladies gave it a jolly good go last Wednesday, because it has been markedly wobblier recently and now we daren’t use it in case it falls apart, and just have to manage with the filter tap and the kettle. LT investigated underneath the sink and he wasn’t able to tighten it, it needs a plumber. I’ve phoned and texted twice and he hasn’t answered, so I suspect he’s on holiday, though I’ll ring again first thing in the morning.
The other thing is the cistern in the downstairs cloakroom. If you have been here and visited the loo, you’ll know that it needs a few firm pulls (it’s the old fashioned sort with a chain) before it flushes. But it’s getting worse and there’s also a very minor leak. I suspect it isn’t mendable: another job for the plumber.
This morning, Rose’s Boy came through asking where the annexe fuse box is – I went through and discovered two trip switches off – one went on okay, giving him heat and light, but the other, which serves the utility room, won’t work. I unplugged Rose’s washing machine (my washing machine, though in the same room, is on my circuit) and it still wouldn’t work. The electrician is coming in the morning.
This isn’t even touching on the ongoing worries at the London flat, which I’m not going to talk about because this blog is a Happy Place on the whole. Suffice it to say that my tenants are leaving in a fortnight and I can’t get new ones until a problem has been identified and put right. The identifying it has taken a year so far, we keep thinking we’ve cracked it and we haven’t. And I wasn’t going to talk about it….
So I must find a cheery note to end on.
I managed to cook tonight’s skate perfectly. We turned out some of the freezer at the weekend and now know what goes where and have started to eat it. Eloise cat makes me laugh with delight every single day. LT is lovely; which is tautology but is worth the repeating. I’ve got two new books waiting to be read, when I’ve finished the one I’m reading now.
There we go. I feel better already.