It’s always a bit unsettling when plumbers leave your lovely bathroom in this state and go off to buy “parts”.
That two hours that they were gone was one of the longest two hours of my life. It’s nearly half four now and the bathroom still looks more or less the same as in the pictures.
We haven’t had water all day and haven’t been able to use the toilet. Kamyar is happily using his camel qualities which means not drinking a single drop of water all day and still being able to function perfectly.
The worst part was definitely this morning when the plumbers had first arrived and Kamyar had gone to buy a sink and I was in the living room happily doing my little drawings ‘la la la’ and at the same time eavesdropping on the plumbers’ conversation and all I could hear was them going, ‘Oh that can’t be done can it?’ ‘no it doesn’t fit.’ ‘maybe we should put it on the other side’ ‘We might have to raise the tank a little then if we want to do that.’ ‘No but we don’t really have time for all that do we?’ ‘Let’s just try it this way and see what happens.’
What a nightmare! To me it really sounded like they didn’t know what they were doing. So I had to go over there and do that whole, ‘Gentlemen I couldn’t help overhearing your conversation. Is everything alright?’ And then in a roundabout way tell them not to mess with my lovely bathroom if they don’t know what they are doing, or else.
The younger one (the son) was very sweet and started explaining to me how the pump works and everything but unfortunately my mind started doing that thing that I really hate again which always happens when someone is explaining something technical to me. It goes like this: my brain goes into a kind of standby mode and all I can hear is, ‘doo dooo doo doo…’ until they stop talking. It really is very annoying. Which means when he stopped talking, as usual I just smiled and said, ‘Sounds like you know what you are doing then. Tea?’ They didn’t want any tea, which was a very good sign I thought. Hard workers. They just wanted to get stock in. Stock in to ruin my bathroom or sort it out? We will just have to wait and see.
PS We are trying to change our cracked bathroom sink and put a shower in.
Now the downstairs flat’s sealing has stared leaking :-( We have angered the Palestinians.
They are still here. There is another leak. I’m hungry.
Finally we have a shower. But I’m too weak and hungry to appreciate it properly.