Monthly Archives: June 2012

actually I am super woman

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Dear Gia,

 

the part for our tap arrived this morning and within 5 minutes I had it assembled and back to working order, it is even working better than before.

Super woman after all

 

Lots of love

 

E x

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and I thought I was super woman

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Dear Gia

goodness it has been a while since I have been in touch, sorry my dear, life is so busy, I wish I could have little more time. My dream would be to wake up every morning, without the alarm clock, have a coffee in bed and then settle down to write a few lines to you my dear friend. Dreams are great, but right now it is still a dream.

My day today started nice and slowly, G was out of town so I could have a little of a lye in (is that how you spell lye in?), anyway once the girls were dropped off at school I went to my yoga lesson. Yes, I have started yoga, this was my 4th lesson today. G has been going to lessons for a while now and even though I do Pilates and have been doing this for a while, I have the desperate need to stretch my body. Have I told you this before? I’m sorry, my mind obviously needs some stretching too.

It was a good lesson and I only needed to have a few moments where I had to rest . My aim is to be able to touch my toes, without to much effort and stand on my head. Get those brain cells working.

By the time I arrived back home the spare parts for our kitchen tap had arrived. Our kitchen tap had started to corrode a while back as well as having developed a very annoying leak. G suggested to get a new tap, so started surfing the net. What a choice! Where do you start? It’s not like seeing one in the flesh, but it was a start. I did discover, however that most taps have 3-5 years guarantee which got me thinking that our tap might well be under guarantee too.

I had to choose to find the receipts, we have accumulated a lot of receipts over the last 4 years, or give the company a call. The latter option was the easier one. The service department was great, I explained my dilemma and guess what their solution was? Don’t worry we will send out the part to you asap and will ¬†include fitting instructions.

I was so surprised I had to stop myself from asking: “Are you sure?” I gladly accepted and called G with my good news. He was excited too, ¬†however suggested we get a plumber to do the fitting of the new part. Pah, not me! I’m super woman, I can do anything, and it is comming with fitting instructions!

So I spent the better part of 2 hours, 30 minutes to take the tap apart, and 90 minutes trying to get it back together again.The intricate valve which separates the filtered water from the unfiltered water, finally came apart and in my eagerness to get it back together again broke!!!

So much for super woman! Now what? Phone G? No way! If I would have a tail, it would be firmly between my legs by now. I opted to phone the tap company and a very nice gentleman listened to my, by now, very sad story and suggested he send out a new part in the post today :-)))))) He would also include the brass bit ,which was the part giving me all the trouble, to make the assembly easier. It would be posted first class mail to try and get it to us tomorrow.

Now I could phone G and tell him my story and to his credit he did not say: “I told you so”

We have no running water in the kitchen, thank goodness we have a utility. So now it is holding thumbs that we get the part tomorrow and that I actually manage to do a proper job this time. Thank goodness we are invited for dinner tonight, which means I need to dash.

 

Hope you are well, have a lovely weekend

 

Love E x