Wednesday, August 08, 2007

into the hills....

I've got so many pictures that I need to go through.... and not enough time to sit down and actually do much of anything.

My computer is growing old and slow, and I freak at the idea that I might have to upgrade the beast, when there are so many other things that need to happen.

I had a classic weekend......
It's been raining cats and dogs! Flooding galour!
I was inside for most of the day, but had to run out to grab some things.... and while I was out the ceiling decided to leak in my living room. Now - a decent sized room, so amazingly enough... where should it leak, but right over my television!!! Was quite classic. I'm ever greatful that it wasn't over my books... but I had to laugh.

I managed to get ahold of a wise friend who gave me a perscription to follow....

"go and buy a cheap heater from the warehouse (NZ version of wallymart) $15, bring it home and aim is directly to the back of the tv, leaving it on for 2 hours. After that, turn it on, and call me if it goes Whoooomf"

Had to laugh - but followed his directions, and wohooooo... tv was fine after that. :)

Ironically, while it's winter, I hadn't gone out and bought a heater since moving in here. I haven't been that cold - but I had to buy one for my tv!

Of course - the same weekend, my hot water cylinder decided to give up too. That was abit more of an ouch. Meant I had to have a cold shower on Monday morning, and get an electrician out to fix it. Nice and expenssive - but at least I have hot water again.

Just been looking at log burners. Absolutely love the idea of having one put in here.... but we'll see. First I've really got to get the kitchen sorted out. :)

Right... lots of driving to get through today.
Just wanted to get something out into the void.

Hopefully this week will be a little more quiet than the last few, and I can catch up on what's going on with everyone out there.

Thinking of you all... prayers flying!



David said...

log burners are ( here) called woodstoves, and I could NOT live without one ( or two)
glad you are well, and happy

mreddie said...

There is always something to repair around a house - we could use a bit of your rain over here. We are not only in a drought but a heat wave as well. 99F on Monday, 101F on Tuesday and over a hundred today - my outside activities are limited. :) ec