Tuesday, 26 March 2013
For those in peril on the ( bathroom ) sea
Being as it is Holy Week and the wild daffodils are bobbing about jauntily on the banks in the lane, I was determined this morning to drag myself out of the pit of despondency into which I seem to have fallen this long and drab winter, heft myself out of the treacle well where I seemed to have become mired and engage myself in the spirit of Easter with all the promise of new life and new beginnings it brings.
I had been out and cut a branches for the Easter tree,collected snow white duck feathers to cover up the rocks and old iron weights that are holding them in place in fine and jolly yellow tin bucket and ferreted about the house to retrieve the Easter decorations. My spirits if not lifting were at least getting a bit of an airing and the chilly breeze was doing its bit to blow away a few cobwebs in my head.
I unearthed the Easter box with its assortment of ceramic rabbits, wooden decorations and eggs decorated by the children over the years and all was going splendidly, after a fashion, (despite two bunnies needing their ears glued back on and a rabbit missing his carrot ) until I went over to check my secret chocolate supply to make sure I have enough to do a two Easter egg hunts for mine and the neighbours little ones. It was then that I found myself standing in a puddle with on the kitchen floor. Having first glared daggers at the cat suspecting him of anti-social toilet habits, I , upon looking up, saw a wet patch on the ceiling from the bathroom above.
I stumbled upstairs to the kids bathroom ( it is hard to do anything more elegant than stumble when you are wearing soggy slippers and the stairs are winding ) to find we have a small pond growing in there with an attractive water fall feature, beauteous and unexpected, splashes its way downstairs. I am normally rather fond of water features but seaside themed as the bathroom is I had rather hoped I wouldn't be forced to retreat every time there is a high tide.
Sadly the plumber is not free until tomorrow evening always proving it does not slip his mind ( "give me a call in case I forget" he told me, which is hardly encouraging advise is it when one is paddling ) so the seaside theme in the bathroom is now enhanced by a rather colourful tin bucket .
Ah well I suppose it means I shall not have to wash the floor this week. One must always look on the bright side, and who knows if the tide rises any higher we may have fresh lobster for lunch if I am nippy enough to turn the wicker laundry basket into a lobster trap!