Heavens, what a week it was, specially the start of it.
Remember I told you about a leak last week? Okay, it first stopped more or less but in the weekend we had some considerable rain and I think it was Saturday evening or Sunday(gosh, cannot even remember it anymore) as I noticed there was again a leak at about the same point.
But.........as longer as it lasted the more water came done and we had to find all buckets we could and use about all our big towels to keep a kind of dry. At some time it really came in jets of water down.
So Jan went up the ladder again to look at our little roof. We first thought it was the cause of it but after some time Jan came to the conclusion it was due to our neighbours above us.(again).
Okay, things can happen, but nobody was there.(as you may remember I told you it is kind of special house they have). Well, I had a phonenumber from the owner, tried it, no answer. We tried several times, no luck. But in the mean time the water kept coming down, a bit less, but still in a steady and quite quick dripping tempo.
Finally Monday we put a little notepaper in their mailbox and kept our ears open for any sound from above!
You can imagine we didn;t sleep very much at night.
Good, Tuesday morning finally somebody rang at our door. Not the owner, but never mind, he could do something about it. Which he did. He thought it was hthe hot tube they have there, so closed of the water. But later he said it was due to a clogged rain at one of the balcony's. Whatever it was, it stopped leaking after ab out a day. Snd the guy promised us to come by next week to paint the walls and ceiling of the room where the leaking was. You can imagine it all (floor as well as wall and wood ) has to drie first well. Now I just hope this time the promise will be kept.
It is really hopeless that in case of emergency you cannot reach anybody.
Now we can claim it perhaps with our insurance, but that is again such a lot of trouble to go through, and I don;t know if it will bring much. Let's first see if the guy will come for the painting, that already would be wonderful.
So not a good start of the week, hey?
No, really, this year hasn't been all too prosperous for us till now. With the oprations of Jan, my hospital holiday, some other things that didn;t work out the way we hoped for, gosh, really hope the last part of this year will be better for us.
I think it is Murphy's Law we are talking about. Once something is going bad it seems to attrack another thing and so on and so on LOL.
Still there is a bit of good news to tell too. Yesterday I went to the hospital appointment with the lung doctor to hear about the lung function test. Well, as I thought, of course my lungs aren;t in the best condition anymore, but for now I don;t have to come for yearly check-ups with her anymore.
If there is an issue, I can go to my doctor, as for prescriptions and such. She adviced me to keep using the Spiriva inhailer, for more protection and ease in breathing. Well, I am okay with that, Only have to take it once a day, wonderful.
The weather is getting better again. already yesterday it was nice weather, so after my early hospital visit I decided to make a quick visit to town centre. It was aweful quiet there, I did visit a few stores, had a nice time and then was home still rather early. and in the afternoon I did sleep a lot! Yeah, suddenly I felt soooo tired, I just had to lie down for a moment. Well, that moment took longer than I thought, but I think I just needed the rest after all the excitement earlier in the week!
Today is somewhat cloudy at the moment but temperature is okay, think about 22/24 C.
And the next couple of days it will get warmer and sunnier. Good news for the backroom, we can have windows and doors open, so that all can dry as quick as possible there!
We had a try of our tomatoes yesterday, yeah! Two of them were ripe and I just mixed them with a bit of cucumber I had in a salad. Okay, the tomatoes weren't yet very big, but the taste was okay. Now only hope that all the others will ripen too in time. If so, we will have a good little harvest from them.
Fun to have it, only takes such a long time untill you actually can harvest LOL.
That's about it for this week, not leaving without a freebie. I have some lovely clusters and great quickpage for you made by Arlene, with the Nostalgia of Summer kit.
May be you noticed I have changed the bloglayout. Okay, that's one of the few things I did at the computer this week. It will do for now, for autumn I should come up with something new again.
So only have one more thing to do:
Wishing you a fantastic weekend!