Hello Folks ~ I hope all of you in the states had a lovely day yesterday filled with lots of love, laughter, and good food. I had a very nice time with my dear husband’s brother, Todd, his wife Sue, and their son Josh yesterday. My little cottage was filled with so much, and I am thankful for our time together.
Sue took a picture Josh and I. The last time I saw him, he was around 9 years old. He’s now 24. Sue took the picture on my tablet, and I haven’t figured out how to send the picture to myself via email, so I took a picture of this as it’s my wallpaper on my new tablet, (that’s why the funky lines in my photo). Josh does remind me of my husband in some ways and of course that made for an emotional day yesterday. Josh was showing me different things on my tablet as I am just learning how to use it and my smart phone. My dear husband was the computer geek in our family and always was ready to help me with things. I was thankful for Josh’s help.
Before they got here, I was happily keeping up with dishes as I was preparing things, when all of a sudden the cold water faucet would not shut off. I got under the sink and turned off the faucet there but still had a steady trickle. I called Todd to tell him my dilemma and found out that their hot water heater had sprung a leak or two. (He’s going to get a new one over the weekend). He tightened up my faucet under the sink when he got here, and now I just have hot water. I need a new sink faucet. This one is about 10 years old, maybe a little older.
I’ve been looking at faucets, and am getting discouraged. I want a good body construction, no plastic and I want ceramic valves for no dripping. Reading reviews is mind boggling.
Then earlier today when I was looking at faucets, I went into the ‘scullery’ where I wash the dishes, to measure the height of faucet, I want a high arc, well I heard this strange noise and thought now what? I walked around the small room and leaned here and there until I could pin point it. It sounded like the refrigerator area. Uh oh! I went outside and turned off the water to the house, came back in and no noise. Went out turned it on again, came back in, and there was the noise. Back outside, turned it off again, because obviously there is a leak.
I called Todd with that bit of news, then asked him about the hot water heater and not having water going into it because I couldn’t remember from the last time we had this problem. And there you have the story of our Thanksgiving ‘water woes’.
This morning I got up late, for me, right around 7 instead of 4-5, and was drinking my first cup of coffee when the phone rang, they didn’t leave a msg. and I didn’t recognize the number. A few minutes later, the phone rang again and this time a voice came on saying my name and then telling who it was so I picked up. It was my husband’s boyhood friend, who we’d not seen in years, and he was at our driveway gate. He was in town, lives in GA now, and wanted to stop by and offer his condolences. Of course, more tears were shed as we visited for 3 hours. It was a good visit.
Now I’ve got to figure out a hose remedy for washing dishes, and showering outdoors so that I don’t have to turn on the water to the house at all. I can fill buckets for flushing the toilet, from the one water connection that is still working outside the house.
Ok, here’s some goodness and beauty. I went around taking pictures of flowers yesterday morning and here they are.
Here are bougainvillea blooms on my shed.
Cape Coral honeysuckle is in bloom in several areas right now.
A small Hydrangea tree and a beautifully marked prayer plant.
Ferns with my gazing ball, a birthday gift from my DH one year.
More ‘Kathleen’ roses.
Last but not least is Miss Rosie, who was following me in around, leaping on leaves, rolling on the paths, having a good time. She had her picture taken by three different people besides me in the past two days. She is quite the celebrity.
Well, that’s the little saga from Plum Cottage.
Keep me in your prayers ~ to keep my cool, not get depressed and to be joyful in all things.
Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady