Friday, September 24, 2010

An Escape From Plumbing Hell

Hi everyone. Brit Boy here just dropping by to make sure that everything is still tidy around the Yellow House :-) And also to give you all an update on what has been going on in the last few days.

We have spent most of the week, indeed most of the last month, waiting for our shower to be fixed. I mentioned over at my blog a few weeks ago, that the plumbing in the Yellow House leaves a bit to be desired, and yet again we have had issues with our electric shower. This is a shower that is only a few months old too, having been installed when the previous one fell into such disrepair that we were told we would be taking our lives in our hands if we used it!! The new shower worked fine for a while, but then a few weeks back the shower head started to fall apart every time we used it. So we replaced the head ourselves, at our own expense, only for the wall unit to the start gushing water from the bottom with next to no water now emanating from the head.

At this point our hearts sank. We knew that this meant dealing with the property agents, and through them with our landlord. Past experience has taught us that this would be a tortuous process, and indeed this time was no different. To cut a very, very long story short, I am now sat here four weeks later – yes you read that right FOUR weeks later – waiting in for the plumber to finally come and install a new electric shower. The list of excuses has been laughable, but at least something finally appears to be happening. What our phone bill will look like when it comes I dread to think as I have had to call the agents virtually every day to force them into some kind of action. Apathy doesn’t even begin to come close to describing their attitude.

Okay, sorry, rant over now! To take our minds off of our interminable plumbing woes, Dori and I decided to go to the movies this week. We are probably the last two people on the face of the earth to see Toy Story 3, and so that is what we plumped for. We apparently watched it in glorious 3D, but I have to say that I really didn’t see that. I guess the picture looked like it had a little more depth to it, but there wasn’t enough of a difference to me to warrant an extra £1.50 on the ticket price. Anyway, that being said, we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the film. We even had a KFC beforehand. Don’t tell me we don’t know how to live the high life!! :-)

Oh, and one last thing before I go. I want to wish Dori a very Happy Anniversary!! It isn’t our wedding anniversary, but the day of another important event – one that changed the course of both of our lives. I will leave it to Dori to tell you what that is, if she so wishes, when she returns.

Have a great weekend everybody!

9 comments:

Emm said...

Yay for fixed showers! Our landlord is so nice, we are so lucky.

Happy anniversary! Mister Emm and I celebrate our dating anniversary with a far greater sense of circumstance than our actual wedding anniversary. We just celebrated 12 years 4 weeks ago.

misschicago said...

Happy "Anniversary" to both of you.... and to many more meaningful anniversaries!!

Agnes said...

Well happy anniversary to you both :-)

RE - Pod313 Tech Tips said...

oooo Happy Anniversary what ever it may be. so no washing up huh ? that must suck. so what's up with the landlords not wanting to maintain their investment ? don't they realize that's their responsibility ?

Mike Golch said...

I bet the hgappy day was when the 2 of you meet! I know this month is the 31 Th anaversay of when Celestine and I meet,on March .st of 1980 she became Mrs Michael J. Golch!

ValeriesWorld said...

Happy Anniversary

Vickie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm sorry about the issues with the shower. My favorite saying is, "This, too, shall pass.'

Rant all you want! It sounds like after what you two went through, you deserve it!

Taking a deep breath with you and knowing that all is well, really!

Mountain Woman said...

Happy Anniversary to you both on whatever occasion you are celebrating. I think it's so wonderful you have special days. As to the shower situation, I really feel for you. So very sorry. I remember what it's like dealing with landlords who never fix anything.

Dori said...

Thank you everyone for your comments to Brit Boy's post :) We were ready to do cartwheels around the Yellow House once our shower was fixed ;-)

As for the anniversary, it was the anniversary of when we met :) Thanks for all of your good wishes!