Friday, September 24, 2021

Would You Believe Something Else Broke?

 Just when I thought the breaking was done, there were more problems.  The hood on the outside wall over the dryer vent came loose and there was something wrong with the vent too.  Then I noticed the shower was draining right.  Andy, our plumber, has become like a part of the family now that he's been over so many times.  Half the battle with having something break is finding the right person to fix it.  Andy is great.  So, this morning as I was go over the copy edit of BUT KNOT FOR ME, Andy was busy with the dryer vent which is located right next to the room I was working in.

It's not the first time I've had to deal with construction noises while I'm writing.  I had roofers pounding over head once as I wrote parts of one the Crochet books.  Several times I had plumbers pounding the bathroom floor in Chicago as I sat with my laptop.  

It took over two hours, but the shower is clear and the dryer vent has a spiffy new outside hood and the the hose is clear.  The only thing left is for me to clean out the area around the lint screen in the machine.   The funny thing is I only use the dryer for socks and underwear.  Everything else gets hung outside, but even with such little use, the years built up a lot of lint.

Noise, interruptions, new computers-- my  watch words are just let it go and get on with it.  And when it starts to get to me, I get some exercise or eat some spicy food and my world is good again.


Sally Morrison said...

Houses are like hobbies you really don't want

Betty Hechtman said...

Sally, we've been in our house for 30 years and I guess time just caught up with everything. Now we're hoping to turn from repairs to improvements. In the meantime, I love my house.