Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Fuzz Ball and I went up to our back neighbours this afternoon to get a better view of the dam. No trees in the way up there. Thanks lovely neighbours!! You can see our house on the right of the photo. Honestly, the water level is unbelievable. Every time you look out it seems to be higher. The holes in the dam wall are full with the overflow. We drove around the neighbourhood after school today. Tomorrow I'll take my camera. The creeks is flowing wildy. It's still raining so who knows what we'll wake up to.
I rang Mr Mumfies to inform him of the dripping and perhaps he could come home early and see to it. Nope, he couldn't. I had to do it! Me?! But I'm a girl! I don't do "boy" things! Well, I do sometimes but not up there in the icky darkness of the roof cavity.
So, what do I need? A ladder. Where's the ladder then? Searching... oh, there it is. My, it's a heavy thing when you have to lug it upstairs. Right, the ladder is in position. Next... a torch. We have plenty since we're always losing power. Found the torches, then got a bucket and a towel.
Up the ladder I go. Now, I'm not a very flexible person and petite is not a word used to describe me! I'm up the ladder, wobbling precariously on the very top of it, push open the manhole cover and poke my head in. Eeewww, it's disgusting in there. I heave myself up and in and it's even worse when you're in there. So dusty and dark.
The leak is located, towel down, bucket in place. Ok, good. I'm otta here! Hmmm... I can hear more dripping. What does that mean? Yep, another trip out and back up again! I awkardly get to the manhole and try to get out. Not easy! I had my slippers on, the ones that have a button to vibrate and relax the feet. I knocked this button on one foot and it started vibrating. I nearly pooped myself! Thought I was being electrocuted!
Second leak tended to. I survived without falling off the ladder or through the ceiling! Now the rain can stop so I don't have to go up and empty the damn buckets!
Everyone sing with me - "rain, rain, go away, come again another day"
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Mr Mumfies has made another movie for you to watch. May be a bit long, but worth watching as our darling Princess is in it!! Actually it's very long! (You can fast forward a bit if you like) It's wonky too. Mr Mumfies is working on having a steady hand when he's filming. And that damn flag holding kid wouldn't get out of the way!
Yesterday morning I went to wake Fuzz Ball up, as per usual. I opened his bedroom door and was greeted with more than the usual stinky teenage boy smell. Holy )(*&()&, what's that smell? Fuzz Ball, get up and clean that fish filter out. You're supposed to clean it twice per week. If you don't look after it I'm getting rid of the tank.... etc etc.
Fuzz Ball came out panicking ...what's wrong... his cray fish was gone. What do mean gone??? Fuzz Ball reminded me that I had opened the lid the night before to let some fresh air in the tank. He's now going mad at ME for his crayfish escaping. Don't be ridiculous, as if it could get out, I was saying and trying not to be the one at fault. You should have closed the lid! I'm still trying not be the one... Oh my...
We searched and searched. I found it in his shoe basket, inside one shoe of an old pair of sandshoes he no longer wears - dead. I screamed and threw the shoe, then felt bad in case he was still alive. He wasn't. Poor little guy had climbed out of the tank, down the chest of drawers, along the floor and into the open cupboard, it's always open (see should close the door!), into the basket ending up in the shoe. I did feel awful. But the smell from this little guy was out of control. The room is much fresher smelling now, as much as it can be for a stinky teenage boy anyway!
Fuzz Ball was quite upset with me and with the loss of his beloved crayfish. His cousin had given it to him last year. We've been through a few skin sheddings. He even grew one of his claws back after it came off when Fuzz Ball removed him from the ship ornament in the tank. Poor crayfish was stuck in there. It was an interesting creature to watch. He was a creepy little guy but not a nice way to go. .
Oh my... guess I'll have to find another one and keep the lid closed. Well, to be fair, as if I'd know he could get out??!!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I am still around, just not on here for ages. Can't seem to find the time. I'm busy all the time but perhaps with nothing of any interest to you!! Also have been sick, school holidays and computer issues. One day I'll get them all sorted and write something. I have photos to add too. In the meantime, check out my list of websites if you get time. Will keep you busy and give you something to look at :)
See ya round then!