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Mama Deb
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Water, water,dinner, stuff

When I came back with a load of unfolded laundry (folding tables were ALL in use), there was a long, thin box and a hot water heater next to the house, so I figured we were set. And, indeed, the kitchen faucet (probably left on by mistake when the water turned off) was running. Warm.


Also, the bathroom was flooded. I put some towels down. Yeah.

I started folding the laundry, I researched a plot point in the current story (a plot point I hadn't planned, but a couple of lines I'd tossed off seemed to lead to that. I've decided that it would be a VERY different story and not to use it. Too many death stories in this fandom already, plus I can be differently dramatic with it.) And I listened to my phone messages.

This is a big deal. I NEVER listen to phone messages. The therapist called with a different number. We played phone tag and then I caught her. She's calling between now and 11 today and we will actually TALK. Yay.

Finally *looked* at the toilet. The float bar, the one with the rubber ballon attached? Had gotten broken. Probably when the water came back on. I turned the water valve to the toilet off because I had to meet my inlaws and Jonathan in the city for dinner and I so needed a shower. I bought a new valve arrangement (no balloons anymore!) before getting on the train. I also got my mother-in-law a pocket led flashlight because reading menus in dark restaurants has become very difficult for her.

The restaurant, NOIDUE, is really nice. It's a kosher dairy Italian place (while most of my homemade Italian style food is fleishig, I find it works better dairy in restaurants - more versatility.) And it was very crowded, but our salads and my eggplant was yummy. They have a very rustic marinara sauce that clearly is made from fresh tomatoes. Really delicious, and the eggplant was perfect. And I know my eggplant. :)

The only bad part was that this place does not sit partial parties. I was late, but Jonathan was later, and then there were no tables. Nothing to do with meds, but if I let myself get too hungry, my blood sugar just drops. Apparently, that sort of hypoglycemia is a precursor to Type II, and it doesn't go away. Metfornim does not cause this, either, and that's my only diabetic med. And when I get a drop, I get very irritable, and often just can't think. And I was reaching that point. Fortunately, the hostess was sympathetic and brought us a basket of bread and offered us slushies. Those we turned down, but the bread and a little water and I was fine.

Jonathan is currently fixing the toilet. Yay!

I also speed processed more membership forms because our overanxious shul vp operations wanted to make her own copies of them and I had a few to do. Which a good thing, but got the adrenaline moving. I also answered the door in the fetching costume of t-shirt nightgown, skirt and hat. :)

Jonathan is fixing the toilet now. YAY.

Comments

LOL! We had a toilet problem here yesterday, too. All it needed was a good snake, nothing like replacing parts.

Odd, maybe it's a trial run of all the toilets rebeling around the world? ;-)

I hope it's not the beginning of a mass toilet rebellion, especially not this weekend with my sister's family coming to visit.
Jonathan fixing the toilet himself is pretty impressive. Hope all your water related problems go away soon.