I had forgotten that today was the day the repairman was coming out to replace the water pressure regulator! I was still asleep when the company called a little after 8:00 a.m. to confirm the appointment! They asked if the 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. window would work for me and I said, yes. Then, I went back to sleep until 9:00 a.m.! After that, I got up and got dressed, had my cup of tea, and I waited. I replied to blog comments, read and commented on a couple of other blogs, called my sister to wish her for her birthday and agreed on the time we'd meet for lunch, next Monday. I did a little paperwork (just sorted through one small stack of papers), emptied the dishwasher, had the last leftover pancake with fish curry for brunch (around 11:00 a.m.), walked around the garden and admired the flowers, and unlocked the gate. Then, I knitted. I finished the second sleeve on the blue sweater and I sewed up one side of it.
2:00 p.m. came and went. Finally, around 3:30 p.m., the repairman came to fix the water pressure regulator. It was a different guy, this time. Apparently, the first repairman (Robert) was supposed to come out, but his truck broke down. So, this second repairman (Dan) came out. He replaced the water pressure regulator (took about 15 minutes for him to do that), removed the hose from the water heater that had been attached to help redirect the flow from the leak (that had stopped leaking the past couple of days), checked on the flow of the faucets inside the house and adjusted one or two of them for me (apparently, the valve to the hot water pipe in the kitchen sink had been closed half way! I never realized it, until today, when there was only a little water coming from the faucet when I turned it towards the hot water side - apparently, the earlier higher pressure made up for it - or perhaps that's why it was half closed? Quite honestly, it would never have occurred to me to check the valve, so I am glad he did!), checked the pressure on the outside faucet with a gauge, accepted a chocolate I offered him from the box of assorted chocolates, handed me a receipt for the $350 payment for changing the pressure regulator, and replaced the turning knob of one of the sets of sprinklers, using the knob from the disconnected set of sprinklers (he did that as a favor for me - I think he felt sorry for me, since I was clueless about the valve being half closed under the kitchen faucet, and so forth). He was here for less than a hour, but after he left, I felt too tired to go grocery shopping!
So, I had a cup of tea and took the trash cans to the curb. I also spoke with my nextdoor neighbor (the one who is having the construction work done). She spoke in Spanish with a couple of words of English, I spoke in English with a couple of words of Spanish, and we managed to have a conversation. I asked her, among other things, who lived in the RV and she used the term for son. But I've met her son and the person in the RV is a different young man (and, of course, the term, "son" can be used for any young man, other than a biological son). I mentioned the truck blocking my driveway, earlier, but she misunderstood and thought I meant the RV and said she'll tell him to move it further back. I didn't know enough Spanish to explain it properly to her, and I didn't have my cell phone with me to show her the pictures, so let it go.
I called my cousin P to check on her and Aunt C and friend R called to check on me. Later, I video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The water pressure regulator being replaced
- The kitchen faucet flow being adjusted
- The sprinkler turning knob being replaced
- A helpful repairman
- Talking with family and friends
Tomorrow, I will go grocery shopping! And do more paperwork.
How was your Monday? Did you have a good day?
Yeah! Your water problems are solved!ReplyDelete
Yes! At least, for the time being! :)Delete
It's a good thing the service company called ahead about the repair man coming or you might have left for your grocery shopping. You would have been so upset with yourself if you had missed him after having taken all those days to work from home previously. And I think it is great that he went inside to check and adjust all the faucets afterwards. He was very helpful.ReplyDelete
You may not have accomplished all that you had planned but you had a very productive day.
Yes, it was a good thing that they called! I would have been upset if I had forgotten and missed his visit. My memory is like a sieve these days! I am forever forgetting stuff. And I can't even blame it on chemo brain, anymore! He was very helpful, wasn't he?Delete
Good to hear that your water pressure valve has been sorted. Waiting around almost all day though is very wearing and not a good idea to go grocery shopping when tired. Isn't it good that for the majority of us we are never actually down to bare shelves when we decide it is time to shop.ReplyDelete
As I continue to get ready for the weekend and get out special dishes that I always feel need a wash before use I went thru one of my kitchen cabinets and managed some decluttering. How many old yogurt, cottage cheese containers do you need! It felt good.
Thank you, Sandy. Yes, it is good to have the work done. One less thing to fret about. I was surprised how tired I felt after sitting at home, not doing anything!Delete
Yes, it is a good thing we usually have something in store before we actually grocery shop. I am out of a few things, but I won't starve if I don't shop for even another week. :)
Good of you to take the opportunity to declutter your cabinets! I, too, wash all the special dishes I take out occasionally - they get dusty from just sitting there, I feel. I don't have those plate protector covers, do you?
Glad the water pressure issue is fixed. Now on to the driveway "issue"ReplyDelete
Decluttering feels great!
Thank you, Anne. So far, the driveway has been left clear. :)Delete
I'm glad the water pressure has been sorted. Hopefully the RV won't be there forever. Also, I'm glad you are getting sleep. It's good stuff LM xReplyDelete
Thank you, Lyssa. According to my neighbor, the people living in the RV will move into the house once the construction is completed. So, maybe another month or two?Delete
What a long time you had to wait for the repairman, but it was obviously worth it in the end. Always good to get something like that over with.ReplyDelete
Either your neighbour will have to learn more English or you will have to branch out with your limited Spanish! It is amazing how much one can communicate with a little of each, and a few smiles I guess.
Well, we had a bit of wet snow today and it was cloudy, of course, but at least we are on the right side of winter now.
It was worth the wait, Bushlady. I am just hoping that the pressure valve he put in will continue to work without any problems for a while. They only guarantee the labor for 30 days and the parts for 90! That is not very reassuring, is it?Delete
I live in a multi-lingual block! Spanish, Armenian, Vietnamese, Japanese, and English. Neighbor and I manage with the words we know and, a few smiles, as you say, and a hug or two. :)
Oh, I am sure you are ready for winter to end and for it to be spring! Soon, I hope! Will you throw a wet snow ball at me if I admit that it was in the low to mid 70s, here, today?
I'm glad the water issue is now taken care of. I read your list of all you got done while you waited and was worn out. ;) I can't wait to see the sweater when it is done. :)ReplyDelete
Ha, ha, Debbie, and here I thought I didn't do much! :D I didn't have time to work on the sweater, today - I did paperwork and grocery shopping!Delete