Friday, May 4, 2012

catch up

thought I would show you what happened two weekends ago
while on a visit to the  
salle de bain 
lets say
there was heard a mighty dripping in the walls
it was on the kitchen side though

so water was switched off for the night
and with great despair and pissedoffyness
we slept
 not too soundly
and the next day...
I found this

it brings back horrors to me when I see the holes in the walls again
and find the dishes in the sink
taken out of the dishwasher
(when we moved into this house a century and a half ago
husband ripped out the kitchen one afternoon, with the help of a friend
I came home to find the sink in the back yard
full of dishes
I did the dishes in the bathtub for weeks  after that
the kids were small and if I wasn't washing them
 I was washing dishes
then the oven blew up and I cooked on said friends camping stove for a few weeks too
the two burner model
 fueled by stinking fuel of some kind
I had to pump it up to get it started and then gas my family as I stirred the pots on top
it was Easter time
I remember distinctly going to a friends house on the other side of the neighbourhood to use her oven
to cook the ham
(yes I cooked, because it was time to cook and make a fuss, the way we do, and, god forbid, the kids, should remember an Easter without a Ham and all the trimmings)

and on the way home nearly running over a 
yes, I nearly killed the 
frig-gin' Easter bunny!!!!)

the dishwasher removed from its place

and the cabinets emptied to show all the things one forgets one has
that are strewn hither and yon
and the sheer frustration of not being able to fix it
so husband of all trades has to
no, plumbers are not called in this house
or any other kind of tradesman
it is all done by one
and that one
is not moi!!!
so not knowing my 
vice grips from my spanners
or my 3/8 ths from my escutcheon
I helped as much as I could

and later that day all was well again
and this bomb site was cleaned up and ship shaped
that is until I cooked the next meal!!!!

but the gods were with us as the day before I had baked some banana bread
and it gave us strength
 and hope to move forward
as the drips were plugged
and the pipes replaced 
and the water flowed once again
and not one pair
of plumber's pants were seen
and husband can tell the story of how his wife soaked him through and through when she turned on the water so he could see where the leak was
 and it was
right there
right in front of him
just like in the movies
like a geyser
and she wasn't allowed to laugh


but she did
:} :} :}

and next time I'll show you the cake I baked
in my kitchen without leaks
or leeks

til next time my lovlies!!!


Anonymous said...

OK ... So you may not have had plumbers' pants but what about a builders' bum?! ;) xx

Teresa said...

Good thing nobody's around but Pantera 'cuz you got me giggling here all by myself :D
Not about the mishaps, of course, just your description that was so graphic I could just see it as if I were there!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, what a trauma. So hard not to laugh. Mia S.

MrS wiLD said...

Seems there is always something to fix or replace around here too. Just the other day, the handle, which I picked out because of it's satin nickeled, boldness, nicely shaped look, of the royal flusher just fell off when used! It's stripped. Hubby said a few words about how much it cost and it didn't last but a few years. LoL Things happen and later we laugh about them. :']

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey there! My blog time sure has been limited lately. Glad to see you got the dishwasher fixed. I'm the only dishwasher around here. Several days ago our water tanks ran out of water. They are on the roof and because water pressure is so bad, the landlord has an electric pump downstairs to help things along. Someone keeps turning it off though and then the tanks run dry. Very frustrating! So hard to do anything without water, isn't it. Haven't had time for anything creative of late but trying to get back into the swing of things. Love the red shawl you made. Hope your weekend is great. Tammy

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Marilyn, I hate it so when something is not working or out of order. We have some flooring we are going to replace very soon, and I am not looking forward to it. Your blog is one I always enjoy reading. cathy

Valeria said...

you always have fun or not so fin things to write about :) glad its over and you can go on with everything else that is maby more fun ;)