That night Zana, my 22 yr old and I escaped from the scene of domestic disaster to see Shakespeare Abridged with four friends, something we\’d arranged a few weeks before & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We arrived home late that night to find everything cleaned up & the water reconnected to most of the house.
No hot water for 4 days.
It was cold showers for everyone. I boiled the kettle and had a bath in about 2 cm of warm water at one stage – it is still winter here.
I was hoping this would be all wrapped up by tonight…
This was all after hours work but today my husband took the day of work to cut the brickwork for the pipes so Nougat (apprentice plumber) could do that on his day off.
* Benj finished Algebra 2 at the end of last week & has had this week maths free, except when he helped his younger sister with working out how to find the area of some shapes.
* His free reading included finishing up C.S. Lewis\’s Cosmic/Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra & That Hideous Strength and Ten Fingers for God by Dorothy Clarke Wilson.
* Moozle\’s free reading has been mostly re-reading this series of biographies written by Janet & Geoff Benge and published by YWAM. Cameron Townsend, George Muller & Harriet Tubman were three that she enjoyed most:
I saw this post last week and shared it with a group I belong to & thought I\’d post it here also. It\’s something most of us know but it\’s always good to be reminded of the importance of taking your children outside. Here\’s Why!
This was written in November 2014 but I only saw it this week. The Ethics of Egg Freezing
I\’ve finished reading: The Spartan by Caroline Dale Snedeker & Trustee From the Toolroom by Nevil Shute.
The Fighting Temeraire was voted as Britain\’s favourite painting in a poll conducted by the BBC in 2005. The story behind the painting is here.
Khan Academy also has some very interesting commentary about this painting.
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You too? Jeanne also has a leak.I hope all your plumbing problems get solved soon.That Shakespeare's abridged sounds like lots of fun.
I hate doing renovations because it usually takes us too long to actually finish.
Ugg! What a trial to get through. I hope you have everything working again soon.Blessings, Dawn
I love your blog you always have such interesting goings on… I don't mean the domestic disaster:) I love TurnerI have read a Snedeker novel …Theras the boys didn't enjoy the main character… The Spartan is on the book shelf!I hope you have a beautiful laundry soon!M
Thanks M. Right now my idea of beautiful would be functioning!
That water leak sure did lead you to a bigger problem. I can see that it doesn't look so good, and the damage is really big, based on the photos you shared. I really can't imagine taking a cold shower during winter, so I hope you managed to fare well in this mess. Also, I hope that everything's fixed and working well now, Carol. Have a nice day! Roxanne Vaughn @ Total Plumbing