My mind is not on blogging right now. The house has a water crisis (recurring) because of a problem with the main drain and currently we're waiting for someone to fix it. You know what it's like: waiting, waiting, and more waiting. When I got tired of waiting I started to scribble these few words.
The Water Board people are supposed to come and see what's wrong. The insurance people said they (the Water Board) would be round within twenty-four hours but as I type they are thirty minutes overdue. When they do come they will presumably investigate. After the investigation has been carried out the matter will be referred back to the insurance company; then someone will decide whose responsibility it is, and eventually maybe someone will get the job of solving the problem.
The insurance people coughed up last time when the main drain was blocked (they blamed tree roots) so they're probably trying to shift responsibility onto the Water Board. I've been forbidden to use dishwasher and washing machine so I shall be hiking down to the launderette before long. Guess what my mood is like!
However, I have quite enjoyed washing crocks by hand. Just think of the saving in electricity. All this has taken me back to the days when chores were an adventure, that was when there was a severe draught and we all had to save water. Where I worked the girls in the office set out to find the most economical way of saving it. Keeping a flask by the kettle was one way. If there was any hot water left over we put it in the flask and used it for something else, maybe a cup of tea or washing socks. We never threw water down the drain without stopping to think of some way of using it. We became quite inventive, as you do when needs must.
Oh well, back to the waiting game. I suppose tomorrow will be the same.
I'm on parade at WI tomorrow so my Guy will have to wait alone. I've been asked to read one of my stories to the members. Since most of my tales are better read than narrated I've chosen Fenny's Quest in the hope that a bit more ghostly action will make it more interesting.
Over the next few days I will try and visit as many of you as I can but don't be surprised if there's a lapse in posting.
Honestly, all this waiting makes me tired. Yawn!