Once again Attila has performed a minor miracle, above and beyond duty.
Last Wednesday I discovered a problem with the kitchen plumbing. That evening Attila managed to pull out the soaked insulation around the basement pipes. After careful investigation we discovered that the problem was with the water supply. Attila shut off the water supply to the kitchen. Things began to dry out.
On Thursday night, after working for 23 consecutive hours, Attila arrived home and collapsed. Early the next morning I heard the pipes rattling and within twenty minutes, he had repaired the leak! Then out the door and back to work he went. Apparently, we need new kitchen taps, but his repair should last for a bit, until we have time to consult and purchase what we need.
Yesterday we had rain, lots of rain. The gardens freshened immediately, giving the grey skies a standing ovation. More rain is predicted next week, I do hope it arrives as promised.
Today is sunny. I have plans for today. A few months back I requested a Microfilm from the Archives of Ontario, through Interlibrary Loan. It has arrived and a trip to the library is in on the agenda. I have been preparing for days.
Over 2,470 individuals, in my database of over 40,000, are directly related. Although some of the surnames are dear and familiar, many belonging to relatives that are more distant are not retained in memory. Access to the database is necessary to take full advantage of the Microfilm records.
Pearl, the 5300 PowerBook, had to be freshened up for active service. Yesterday was spent updating her software and loading the huge 35 MB genealogy file, needed for the trip to the library. A test run revealed that all is in order.
Pearl, unlike newer PowerBook models, is very heavy. Rather than attempt to carry her in my backpack, I have decided to carry her in my arms. However, it would be unwise to attract the attention of any light-fingered individuals at the library; Pearl needs to be covered or contained during transport. The perfect solution was in my closet, a gift box. This beautiful cardboard box held my Christmas present from Attila's mother. It is a perfect size for Pearl.
Order in our universe has been restored. Water is now where we need it to be, in the gardens and not flowing freely in the basement. Pearl is functioning slowly but surely, and dressed appropriately in paisley. The sun is shining.
We are good to go.
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Pink Paisley Box
On the Screen
It's not the fist, not the
Smack, not the
It's the unexpected
That makes you cry
From The Passionate Eye: the Collected Works of Suzanne Vega
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