Friday, 22 January 2010
However, I have now discovered that they haven't been sealed properly and there's water pouring in, down the walls and all over the floors and carpets.
A cupboard containing my books is also soaked...and so are the books.
I can't do anything about sealing around the windows because I'll have to wait for them to dry out first...and according to the weather forecast..it's unlikely it will be any time soon. So at the moment I have spread out almost all of my towels to try to prevent any more damage.
Yesterday was a bright sunny day. I was changing my bedding and discovered that the bottom sheet where it tucks into the bed, was wet. I pulled the bed away from the wall to find an enormous damp patch...which has clearly been slowly creeping up the wall for some time until it reached my bed. So I've had to move the heavy double bed to the other side of the room where the wall is dry. No doubt the rain will help to increase the size of the damp patch. There is obviously no damp course around this house...something that will have to be rectified pretty soon.
The garden is flooded and an hour ago I waded through it to feed Milly and Monty in their doghouse..which is also leaking, but they don't seem too bothered. Beki and Poppy naturally have no intention of leaving the house.
The problem is that because we have such a warm climate here, we don't notice all this until it rains..by which time it's too late.
UPDATE on the internet problem. I'm still losing my connection from time to time...but I am not in the mood for another round of pointless telephone conversations with TTNet. I might just throw the laptop through the leaking windows.
UPDATE on the rubbish bin....which was finally delivered 3 weeks and 2 days ago. Wonderful I thought. But they haven't yet been to empty it...great isn't it?
I feel another pyjama day coming on....possible several!