Monday, 10 October 2011
Rain, rain, go away
Mr A's job finished on Saturday, and because his father sent money for the dry stone wall to be re-built, he had been hoping to start work on it yesterday.
He had ordered sand and cement from Milas but because of the non-stop rain, the main village road is flooded and the truck is unable to get through to deliver. And we are unable to get out.
As always, water is pouring into the house and I have been rushing around placing towels under windows and walls to mop it up.
When Mr A was down in the village yesterday afternoon, checking to see if the road had cleared for the delivery lorry, I suddenly noticed that there was water pouring out of the fuse box and running down the wall.
Boy was I scared. I quickly switched off the supply and waited for Mr A to return.
Whilst there was a short break in the rain, Mr A climbed up on the roof and found the leak and managed to seal it. We left the fuse box to dry out and then Mr A bravely switched on the supply again while I waited for an explosion (ok perhaps it wouldn't explode. I don't know exactly what I expected to happen but I knew electricity and water don't go well together). Anyway it was fine.
He has been outside all day between showers, dismantling the wall, ready to re-build it. When the rain starts he dashes to the old house where he has knocked down a wall to make a "garage" for his motorbike, and somewhere to keep his tools.
Meanwhile, I am confined to the house, where my modem has been more off than on, to avoid it being struck by lightening. So I've kept myself busy making potato borek, a cake, and tomato and pepper soup.
Can't wait for the rain to stop.
PS. Poppy is recovering well from her op on Friday.