Monday, November 9, 2009

"Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n."

excerpts from Milton seems appropriate today:
Thou from the first
Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread [ 20 ]
Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss
The dismal Situation waste and wilde, [ 60 ]
A Dungeon horrible, on all sides round
How overcome this dire Calamity,
What reinforcement we may gain from Hope, [ 190 ]
If not what resolution from despare.

Paradise Lost: John Milton

So. Moving right along, we've had two different "experts" come and survey the abyss and determine the fix-abilty factor and we are awaiting the dreaded (or dratted) "estimates". The probability is high that it will cost a bundle.

Part 2 of our Paradise Lost, was the roof leak. T spent the day Friday patching and fixing and Friday night it leaked again like a sieve. So Saturday he got the BIG stuff out, and spent a good part of the day redoing it yet again, but with better goop.

(All this doesn't preclude the need for a new roof, it only gives us a modicum of hope that we'll make it through this winter and the winter rains without too much inside damage.)

Part 3 of our "horrible terrible no good very bad day" was our phone problem that lasted all last week. A friend called and reported our phone was STILL out of order this morning (she speaks Greek) and she did NOT mention that the DSL line still was working.

Thankfully, someone came to fix the downed line, downed I might add because the pole was not buried deeply enough, so that the gale force winds caused it to sway and pull at the line until it broke.

A single guy alone worked on digging the hole deeper and reseated the pole, then scrambled up the post to reconnect the wires! T watched him work from our front yard and called out to him, wondering if he could check out our phone as it wasn't working.

So the guy who spoke a little English, was very nice and he came over did something, and fiddled with the phone connection to the house and ... TA-DA two minutes! and the phone was fixed.

All in all two out of three ain't too bad, right?

[Today's three songs are Adiemus: Song of Tears (tho where it went I do not know), Penguin Cafe Orch.: Perpetum Mobile and Robbie Richardson: Mahk Ichi (Heartbeat Drum Song)]
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


  1. Oh my gosh...I have to go back a few posts...I'm behind and it sounds like you've been living in a nightmare! :(

  2. I'm also catching up on your blog. Oh dear I do sympathise. Problems have a tendency to arrive at the same time don't they? And just when you're about to set off to the States. Have a lovely time and try to put the problems to one side until you return. Love and hugs xx

  3. Dear Cheryl- indeed it has not been one of our better weeks! hope you are feeling better!

    Dear Ayak- Welcome home (finally!)yes, I will need to put some problems on the back burner as I have many things to deal with when I arrive! Hugs back to you!

    To both Ayak and Cheryl: Thanks for the "tea and sympathy" (well ok, I've got the tea...)

  4. You're going through a lot at the moment. It often seems like all the problems come at the same time. Just relax. Things average out. It will get better. Just be optimistic and try to utilize your sense of humour!



Related Posts with Thumbnails