Sometime yesterday afternoon, (that's Sunday which is prime time for disasters), the pilot light on my gas hot water heater blew out.
No hot water.
Oh Joy! (*~*)
Being on the same back wall, so did everyone else's heater blow out, so none of our four flats had hot water.
I rang the emergency maintenance people and was told someone would be out to fix it today.
Well, that didn't happen, the poor guys must be terribly busy elsewhere, so we're all without hot water still.
I boiled the kettle so I could wash myself and then again to wash the dishes.
Sat around all day doing stuff and waiting for the maintenance person, because if you miss them, you have to phone and reschedule.
Then I remembered that I have to take Angel to the vet tomorrow for his booster vaccination against various things that cats can get: Panleucopenia, whatever that is; rhinotracheitis; calicivirus; chlamydia.
I'd rather pay for the vaccination than see him get sick and then have to pay a fortune to save him.
So I consulted my neighbour P, discovered she had also rang for maintenance, as had the young couple upstairs from her. Excellent news, they can all watch out for maintenance person while I take Angel to the vet.
I got busy doing something important, you'll see it here tomorrow (*o*) and had just finished eating dinner; yummy vegetable soup; when the power went out.
Angel got spooked of course and ran around in a panic not knowing where to be, while I checked on neighbours and handed out torches and candles where needed, and lit candles all over my place. I even unearthed my old tealights and had just set them glowing on the table when the power came back on.
P had just phoned her carer too, to ask about her insulin, would it be ok in the fridge without power.
We weren't expecting power back on until about 2am!
"No-one" had checked on her computer, clear across the other side of town and that's what she'd read.
Well, I'm all resettled with the laptop and the book and even took the emergency batteries back out of the radio, but Angel is still running around like a headless chook, in between naps. He'll settle down.
We're all about excitement here in Adelaide.
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