The water pump is still unreliable. While Attila was at home, last night and this morning, I did manage to get a flush for the toilet and to get a sink full of hot soapy water to wash up yesterday’s dishes. So, the bathroom is sweetly scented and the kitchen is clean as a whistle. So far, so good.
Attila has setup our rain barrel, ready for the next downpour. That should provide adequate water for the garden and outdoor use. If need be, we can always take our water jugs down to the bay for river water, or to the public taps for drinking water.
Today will be hot and humid, and tomorrow even more so, although thunderstorms should block the sun for at least part of Thursday. Attila sets out fresh in the morning and returns for lunch drenched and near exhaustion. After a nourishing meal and a bit of a sit-down, off he goes to finish off his working day. The weather report calls for somewhat cooler weather on Friday, I just hope it arrives as predicted.
I received news today from Annie in England that, although living in a compromised area, she and the estimable Frank were not badly affected by the recent floods. Attila and I hope one day to have the funds for a visit. I do get to see her though, when she and her husband, a treasure of a man, visit her family in Canada.
This summer has provided me with a welcome opportunity to revisit my past, accept my present and look to my future. To do this honestly requires great courage and much humility.
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Side of the Road
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
by Richard Bach
" ...not being known doesn't stop truth from being true"
from There's No Such Place As Far Away
by Richard Bach
Press 101.5 kPa
Visibility 15 km
Humidity 49 %
Wind WNW 9 km/h
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