It doesn't rain but it pours. Literally. The rain has now stopped leaving a lot of damage in it's wake. The lanes leading down the hill from our house are an absolute mess. Soil has been washed away leaving jagged rocks, making it almost impossible to go up or down on the motorbike, and it's treacherous to walk on too.
Part of the dry stone wall surrounding our garden was knocked down by the force of the rain, taking a large chunk of the garden with it. Mr A had already planned to completely build the wall anyway, but this damage has made the task harder.
Drying out the house is taking time. The window frames need re-sealing and the forecast is for more rain on Sunday or Monday, so we are running out of time.
Poppy is improving slowly. I am continuing to use the Betafix strips to cover the wound, because it's still partly open. Although it's not oozing anymore so any infection I think has gone. I think it probably should have been re-stitched but I'm reluctant to let the vet anywhere near her again, unless I absolutely have to.
And my ongoing battle with electrical appliances continues. Turkish appliances just don't seem to be made to last. This week my filter coffee machine stopped working. The toaster blew up. And when I plugged in the iron to do some ironing, the red light came on but it remained stone cold.
I searched the old house for a previously broken iron, and Mr A attempted to dismantle and fix both of them, but failed.
So we made a trip into Milas last night to get a new iron, the most essential of the broken appliances. Fortunately Carrefour had a promotion on electrical items so there was 20 lira off the normal price for the iron. We also noticed a grill/toast maker on offer. (Similar to the George Foreman grills you can buy in the UK). We dithered a bit over whether to buy this or not. I used to make a lot of toasted sandwiches until my sandwich maker broke a couple of months ago. It was sent off to the manufacturer to be repaired because it was still under guarantee. They couldn't repair it and wouldn't replace it because they said it must have been bad handling on our part that caused it to break. Of course this came as no surprise...Turkish guarantees are not worth the paper they are written on.
So this machine in Carrefour would be ideal for toasted sandwiches, but also for grilling other food, as we don't have a grill on our cooker...so we bought it. It works...and so does the iron. For how long? Your guess is as good as mine.
It really has been one of those weeks...let's hope next week is better.
Have a good weekend everyone.