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.