And then there was…no water!21 November , 2012
We had another 30’C odd day yesterday – I think someone actually said 34! When I got home I was surprised with no bloody water – “great”. This is probably about the 4th time in the last couple of months that our area has been without water for a day. At Nicola’s school they didn’t have any either so the school bought 10 cooler refills so that they could give some to the children to drink, do the cooking and at least flush the loos a couple of times.
Man alive! After such a hot day I really needed a nice bath to get unsticky, but what can you do? At about 21:00 the water sort of came on (first time since 8:00). There was no pressure though. I managed to trickle out enough to fill the kettle (must have my coffee in the morning) and for an extremely shallow bath for the both of us. There still wasn’t enough water for laundry though, so I though I’d check again in the morning. At 3:00 the taps were dry, but at 5:00 they seemed to come alive enough to run the washing mashine quickly at least.
It always happens when there’s a heat wave though, doesn’t it?
Anyhoo, in our shallow bath I noticed that Nicola had a rough day at school yesterday. Her back is full of scratches and she’s got someone’s teeth marks on her one leg. Grrr! I of course cornered the teacher about this this morning. They’re pulling the tapes for this week until they can show me who bit my child and where she got the scratches from. When the teacher asked Nicola who bit her, she named one of the boys in her class. The teacher said she doesn’t believe that because apparently this kid has never bitten anyone. This led to me pointing out that Nicola can’t exactly bite herself on the leg now can she? And they better find out who did. Not because I particularly care who bit her (they all go through these phases at some point), what I really want to know is why nobody knows about it. That’s why I’m making them look…
Oh, and on the matter of school – but not injuries. I got all of Nicola’s art-work from the second half of the year this week. The one page made me laugh. It was blank except for one little doodle in the corner. The teacher made a note at the top to the tune of, “Nicola did not want to colour in today. This is all that she was willing to do after and hour and a half.” The reason why this made me laugh is not because I enjoy her not co-operating with the teacher…nope, I just think it’s cool that she’s obviously at home enough there to let her stubborn show too. The putting down of foot is perhaps slightly misguided, but at least she’s not scared to do it when she feels strongly about something. 😉
Then lastly a bit of secret place goings on: We are expecting big cheeses from two different countries here today. The whole place is vibrating in anticipation. They’ve rigged up all kinds of equipment for some sort of speech this afternoon. I remember the last time one of those cheeses came round the guy had about 12 personal body guards with hime (which we all thought was a bit excessive to ward against papercuts). Anyhoo, bound to be entertaining at least.
- Nicola and her bestie D from school
- Giving herself kisses in my car’s rear view mirror (she does this thing at the moment where she says “Gorgeous!” every time she happens to spot herself in a mirror, followed by loads of smooches) 😀
- Snoozy photo