I haven't blogged for the past week. I seem to have had a bit of brain fog and, although I have been reading, and making brief comments on, other people's blogs, I have lacked the wherewithal to string together sufficient words to make a coherent blog post.
I blame the weather. For the past week or so we have had constant, incessant, rain, rain and more rain. As northsider Dave says, it is monsoon weather up here. Wave after wave of steady showers followed by brief interludes of blue sky then sudden, drenching downpours.
The garden is waterlogged and the house has started leaking in new places. We have asked the repairman to come and fix it but he needs a couple of days of clear, dry weather so that is not going to happen anytime soon. Lots of newspaper and towels being used at the moment.
It's enough to make anyone feel down.
Ironically, last night we suddenly discovered we had no mains water. Turn on the taps and nothing comes out. Looking online at the Manx Utilities website we read that there was a burst water main just around the corner.
Perhaps we should have popped outside to brush our teeth. There was plenty of water out there.
When it rains it pours. My mother use to say: "What do you do when your shoes let water in?"ReplyDelete
Stuff them full of newspaper!Delete
Join the club….it’s been raining here for what seems like months.ReplyDelete
At least you’re finding the weak spots all at the same time and can make a note of them - instead of some this year and some next….and so on
I suppose so. Look on the bright side eh?Delete
PS I hope you have not been affected by the flooding over there?Delete
I am so sorry to hear about those extra leaks in the church house JayCee. Such things can certainly make home owners feel "down". We are thinking that something is afoot with the flashing around one of our chimneys but is it a damp patch on our bedroom ceiling? Not sure.ReplyDelete
Can you get up into the loft space to check it out? One small damp patch can mean bigger problems behind it!Delete
Darn, a wet house is a miserable house. We had water coming in from a broken tile when it last rained......sorry, 3 weeks ago. But the bloody tile hasn't been fixed and I wouldn't be surprised if we got endless downpours soon. Seems to be the norm nowReplyDelete
Our friends in Melbourne say that they feel lucky that their house is built on a bit of high ground. Houses further down the street have been flooded with all their recent heavy rains.Delete
I am sorry to hear of your leaking troubles, JayCee. Hope the rain lets up and you can get everything fixed.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ellen. It should be quite a straightforward fix but we just need to rain to stop first!Delete
Weather there sounds awful, not too bad here but I have a leaking shedReplyDelete
Oh dear. I hope the water doesn't cause any damage. You have been lucky down there with your warm, dry weather so far.Delete
You're get it sorted - all under the bridge.ReplyDelete
I "sea" what you did there....Delete
Ugh. Oh just ugh. Is it the roof or (once again) the windows?ReplyDelete
Another window. It should be OK once re-puttied but we just need some dry days to get it done. When will it ever stop raining?????Delete
Sorry to hear about the rain and all the leaks...we've had a bit of rain but it's so unseasonably warm it's weird!ReplyDelete
I think all bloggers get bloggers block at some point. Some go away at this point never to return. Glad to see you came back!
Thanks Vronni. I think I must be suffering from S.A.D. This weather is soooo depressing. But then again, I expect I shall bounce back once the window is fixed. xxxDelete
Sorry to read about your water ingress. As long as it isn't coming up from below you are still afloat. We haven't had any completely dry days here since getting back either - even a glimpse of blue sky would be welcome.ReplyDelete
I expect you'll need a while to reacclimatise yourself to non-Greek weather.Delete
We've had a lot of rain here in West Wales too,and even though we're on a hill, the garden is saturated. The good news is that our hosepipe ban is finally over! Hope you get your window sorted soon.ReplyDelete
Ah yes. Our hosepipe ban is over too, funnily enough.Delete
Incessant rain is depressing. We too are having some rain but nothing like yours. Last night strong wind but dry. The forecast isn't looking bright.ReplyDelete
We are forecast another gale tomorrow with 70 mph gusts and very heavy rain. Oh joy.Delete
Oh, how annoying Jaycee. Nothing worse than a leak that you can't fix straight away. Hope that you have a long enough dry spell for everything to be put right.ReplyDelete
It's been dry here, but I see from my computer forecast that it's 20ºC and rain on and off. Never sure how accurate these forecasts are as they've promised rain and it's not materialised. A little voice is now reminding me to be careful what I wish for!
I wish I could send you some of ours!Delete
As usual the forecast was way out - it's been sunny all day with a high of 27º!Delete
Noooo... don't want to know that!!!Delete