After Saturday night's fiasco when I flooded the kitchen and ruined two-thirds of the cupboards, not to mention making the edge of the vinyl floor covering pucker up, I have had mostly black thoughts this week.
I am trying to find something that has gone 'right' for us but my mind is mainly blank right now. It is good that the insurance assessor will call on Monday morning to view the extent of the damage but I am somewhat apprehensive as to how far they will go to remedy the problem. Just have to wait and see, and hope for the best.
It was nice to have our permanent cleaning lady back today as she is so easy to get on with and does an excellent job in just one hour which never fails to amaze me. Even when I was fit I doubt I could have vacuumed the living room, main bedroom, kitchen, hall and back verandah etc and also cleaned the bathroom and the 2 toilets and washed the kitchen, bathroom and laundry/toilet floors in one hour.
Oh yes, another 'right' thing happened. Our street light, as mentioned, has been installed and it is working. It is very tall and doesn't shine light through our bedroom windows at all. I know we have sunblock blinds but there is also a tall eucalyptus between the light and the house which would also deflect any light.
My nephew, who is an electrician, told me last week that if a street light does shed too much light onto a house it is possible to ask Western Power to put a shield on the light to prevent that problem. We fortunately don't have to do that but it's worth knowing.
Hopefully, by next Thursday we will know exactly what they are prepared to do for us with regard to the kitchen and things on the home front will be looking a tad brighter. I can sense poor old Phil is worried about it too but he doesn't say anything but I feel so bad to have caused the problem for him, for both of us in fact.