Today is Wednesday 30th June

The last day of June has dawned dull and grey. It’s not exactly cold, but when the wind hits you, it’s a different story.  It’s been raining and currently we have the fine drizzle often referred to as ‘invisible rain’ or at least by us (following extract from my post ‘Weather’)

Invisible rain is the stuff you don’t really see, yet it seeps into your clothing giving you a chill.

Normal rain is basically what you see is what you get…… wet.

Fat rain is the big heavy drops that splatter on your windows and roof making one helluva row.

Stair rod rain is heavier than fat rain, coming down in straight lines, and hurts when it hits you.

Hose pipe rain is the stuff most of us can’t handle for prolonged periods as it leads to floods.

The Experts call it Drizzle, Showers, Heavy Rain, Downpour, and Torrential.  It’s all wet though.

Meanwhile, we have had our own little shower indoors under the guise of a dripping tap.
We refurbished our kitchen two years ago and replaced the tap and sink then. We had to take the tap back as it failed and its replacement worked well………. until a couple of days ago. We noticed at the time that it would appear rubber/plastic washers had been replaced with ceramic, but Hubby was dismayed to find he could not dismantle the mixer tap as one would expect to check, though he did find some crud floating around in the little filter on the nozzle. He cleared that all out, had a little brush up and put it back together, putting a cup in the bowl directly under the tap overnight. Said cup was overflowing this morning so no point  in messing about, we are off to buy a new tap later, but of a different design.

Speaking of showers, the new shower screen is great, though we had some seepage through the cogs where the screen folds on itself. This has been rectified with a DIY fix of a length of narrow right angled plastic fixed to the bath itself that the screen rests against.

Onward with our day then.
Take care everyone and keep safe.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Today is Wednesday 30th June

  1. Loved the extract from your post!

  2. Those drippy taps are so annoying! You have a great Mr. Fix-it right at hand though, so that’s a blessing! Stay dry and stay safe! ❤

  3. Dripping faucets are a pain. We’ve found that the more you pay the longer they last—generally. Needless to say, we replace fixtures every couple of years. (We lucked out once though, when I found a replacement sink at the ReStore with a high quality faucet still on it. It lasted a long time! LOL)

    • The tap that failed was one of the more expensive lines, so it was annoying. Still, we’ve got a replacement which is now in situ and easier for me to operate as i don’t have to grip anything to turn it on or off. Much better!!
      Bargain with the sink though!!

  4. murisopsis says:

    Yikes! You mean you can’t just replace the washer?! Seems that is a blatant ploy to force people to buy a new one. Shameful of the company to create “planned obsolescence”!

    • Not on the design we had. Still, the new tap is much better for me to operate with my hands as there is nothing to turn because you flip it up.

  5. Carol anne says:

    sorry your tap is leaking! Hope its fixed now? Glad the shower screen got fixed! xoxo

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