Good morning Friends ~ Sunday morning was cold, it got down to 47 and felt like it was 41. To you who live in the frigid north, I know this would feel warm, but not to us down here in tropical weather. Here’s the scullery window. I just checked the weather right now and it is 50 and feels like it is 44, so it is still cold. It may get colder yet as the day starts to waken and grow lighter. The highs have been in the mid-high 60’s. Yesterday it was very windy all day long, then it calmed down toward evening, this morning it is calm out.
Also on Sunday morning, I discovered a puddle of water on the floor. I thought ‘oh no, where’s this coming from?’ I pulled the roll-out shelves from under the sink and mopped up the water, then looked for the leak. Found it was the cold water pipe, and didn’t know if the pipe had sprung a leak with a split or what. I could feel water on the pipe. I went out to the work shop and got this super sticky metal tape and started wrapping the pipe. Well, I could still feel water on the tape, and still had a 3” or so section at the top of pipe near the faucet connection, and realized by feeling around that at the connection is where the leak is. So, I covered that section with tape too, and it did slow the leak some.
The lower faucet is the one with the leak
I got the idea to wrap a towel around the pipe and put the end in a bowl and lo and behold, it worked. Look at the water collected. The blue tank to the right is part of our water filtration system.
I called my dear brother-in-law Todd, and he’ll be here tonight after work. Bless his heart. I’ll have dinner ready in case he wants to eat here before heading home, as he lives an hour a way. He’s going to try to leave work early. I hope this will be an easy fix. I am so thankful for his help.
Monday morning I had a good ol’ fashioned sob fest, I just broke down and let it out. I’ve not done that in awhile but a couple of different things have been stressful lately and the leak, on top of missing my DH, just tripped the tears. Afterwards I felt better. It is amazing what crying does. It’s like a pressure valve, if you know what I mean.
I just did a quick Google search for health benefits of crying and came up with this: Nine Surprising Benefits of Crying
So, today is a new day and I am thankful for it. God is my strength and gives me peace and joy in spite of what’s going on.
Flowers are booming and that’s always a good thing. They spread joy as well as their scents.
This is a nice geranium from my friends Nanci & John
My first bloom of the year of Tahitian Gardenia.
This is a Brunfelsia manaca info can be found here. The scent is wonderful, as is the scent of the Tahitian Gardenia, both are heavenly. In this photo there is also a highly scented begonia too.
The next two photos are of hibiscus on the same plant.
This is plumbago.
This is my first bloom bud on a cutting of a red flowering passion vine. I got the cutting a couple of years ago. Actually I got 6 cuttings but only two rooted.
This is the wonderful, easy to grow reed orchids. They are in bloom all over the property right now.
This a section of a pot-metal urn that we are using as part of a ‘stop’ for the driveway gate. This almost makes the tears start again. But instead of crying, I am smiling, that also is good for my health. Check this out ~ Top 10 Reasons to Smile
Here is the little boy who overlooks things in the main garden. He’s been there so long that orchids roots are wrapping around him. The yellow flowers are buddleia. They smell like honey.
I love the patina on this old cement statue.
Last but not least, my latest needlework creation, still a work in progress, WIP.
This morning I have a request for prayer for an online friend of mine who is to have her first round of treatment for ovarian cancer today. She just found out she has this last week. If any of you would like to let her know you are praying for her or sending her positive thoughts here is the link to her blog. Simply Balisha
Thank you from me and I know she will be thankful too.
Life is so precious!
Thank you all for your love, support and encouragement.