In fact, it's not such a good morning! We've got a nasty surprise yesterday. Jan needed some clothes from the backroom(there is the closet and the ironing board etc.) and came back into the room with this remark:
"Did you notice we have another leak???? Just in the passage from the small corridor to the backroom?????"
Wow, we went to take a look and it was really dripping, not yet a stream, but drip- drip- drip etc. wall also rather wet, carpet wet and so on.
Jan immediately went outside to check from where it might come. Well, it wasn;t the roof of our backroom, but it came from much higher. So he went to 1st floor neighbour to see if it was from there, but no, neighbours wall also was wet. So it had to come from 2nd floor neighbour. As we know they come home late in the evening,I had to wait to call till about 20.00am. We were invited immediately to come up and check what it might be.
After looking around on their balcony, Jan found it. It was caused by the melting water(temperature is just above zero at daytime now), but because we had such rather extreme weather conditions lately, snow melts but at night freezes again, causing a lot of ice in the draining pipes and lots of icecles hanging everywhere! Water cannot go anywhere so it searches the nearest spot and that is causing the leak. Well, at the moment there is no use in calling a plumber or so, they cannot do anything about it. So the neighbour right away removed as much icecles as possible( worst was the buch of them between the drainage p[ipe and the wall, coming from the roof). I hope that will at least help a bit. We are not the only ones at the moment in Holland with leaks like that! It was even on the news. Loads of people have trouble with it! And with and old house, there are always little spots and places, water will find it's way down, only not the right spots LOL.Of course it helps if you clean some spots of the snow, but there are places you cannot reach and then this can be a result.!We will just have to sit it out, hoping that soon it all will melt, specially the drainage holes at the top of the pipes so that the melting water can go the right way. Then it will take a bit of time to dry the spot and then we will have to see what is the dammage. Oh joy, what a great Christmas present!
We are lucky we have reasonable neighbours, they are quit nice I must say. Oh, so sweet, they even invited us to come over on Christmas eve. I don;t think we will go, because we already had the invitation of the cafe to come there, but still it is a nice gesture. They also said we are welcome at New Years eve. Well, we will see aabout that, may be we will just pop in for a moment, to wish them a happy New Year.
That was the big news from yesterday(I could have done without it LOL). But I even did the curtains, they hang now all bright and clean again at their place, gave the house a good vaccuum cleaning, removed the dust here and there, so today I have an easy day, all is about ready for Christmas. I only have to do a little bit of ironing, but it's not much.
I think I still didn;t receive all my Christmas cards, but that's to understand. Because of the strikes of the post, they have to catch up on the post in just a few days. It might easily be, that some of them will not arrive in time. But it isn't the worst thing that can happen, hmmmm??
But we will not let all that spoil our Christmas, oh no, we still will enjoy our Christmas, let that be said!
And I have a wintery kit for you today, named simple"Winter Fun" ( there still can be fun at winter time hahahaha).
Now you all have a great day, I will spend mine in a real easy-does-it way and see you again tomorrow!