overcast, some very light flurries, temps about freezing
Thank you all so much for your wonderful support after the Dilys! You make it so much fun. Love reading your comments. Thank you!
And now, back to reality.
The kitchen sink is clogged. Michael and tried everything - which was pretty much just staring at it. We also tried the plunger. when that didn't work we stared at the plunger for a while.
Now the kitchen looks like a plumbers truck exploded. Snakes and something called a 'bee'. Buckets. And, of course, the contents of the cabinet under the sink. We called - who else - Tony. He came and drained this, and plunged that. Took Michael on a tour of the basement to show him the piping. Apparently staring at piping also did not unclog the drains.
Then we called in Gary. He's working on it. We also have a call in to Dwayne, who is an actual, real, live plumber. Always a last resort.
We also have an energy audit happening here this afternoon. To figure out how energy efficient our old home is. My guess, and it's just a guess, is...not at all. I'm not sure how they do it, but it takes a couple of hours and we were told to clean all the ash from the fireplace or else it would get blown everywhere. Maybe whatever they use to blow ash might blow out the drain... A gal can dream.
Just finished an interview with the Halifax Chronicle Herald and have a conference call later this afternoon with the US publishers.
I have to admit, the writing isn't going as smoothly as I'd like. I long to run away, back to Montreal again for peace and quiet, where I can focus...but then remembered the plumbers crawling all over the apartment there after the burst pipe.
I wonder if it's karmic. The Universe sending a message. About pipes. Or maybe it's about plumbers. I wish the Universe would be clearer sometimes. Whatever the message, I don't get it. Maybe it's about clogs. or clogging.
I hope not.