Someone did come and have a look at the leak issue yesterday (Monday). They asked us where the water was coming down, looked at the area for a couple of minutes, then went upstairs to have a look at his pipes up there. They were up there maybe 20 or 30 minutes (OK, it might have been a little longer, but not by much) then they came back down to us and said there was no sign of any issue, and we should call again if it happens again. *Sigh* Basically, we need to hope it happens at a time when they can come right away, because then they can see where the water is actually coming from, and "hopefully" actually do something about it. In the meantime... All items that don't "need" to be in that area, and that don't do well with water - like my DAB digital radio, which narrowly missed being soaked - have been removed from that area for their own safety.... And ours!
Oh, and if we didn't have enough water all over the kitchen... The hot water tap that some washing machines need was - when they redid the kitchen - moved from under the sink to behind the washing machine, and given one of those push to turn on instead of twist to turn on type taps. Anyway, guess what happened? The washing machine was pushed back against it closer than we thought, and I guess the vibration of the washing machine as it was working was gradually pushing against the lever of the tap, because the tap got turned on. It happened Sunday evening, and I was still here on my own (Kelly was at the gaming club) and I wasn't sure where the water was coming from, and couldn't move the washing machine on my own to check. So when Kelly came home we had quite a puddle forming on the kitchen floor (despite all the towels I'd put down to try and soak it up). Turns out they hadn't even provided a cap for it to stop it just pouring out if the lever got knocked. So we sorted out a cap for it (with the council's track record we didn't dare wait for them to sort it) and made sure not to push the washing machine right back. Hopefully that will be the end of that issue at least.
Staying on a similar subject...
There's still no sign of the guys coming back to do whatever it was they were doing to the walls (something about removing loose stones and cleaning it to put water proof stuff on it, I think) but some guys finally came to do some roof work. They even came two days in a row! *Looks shocked* Of course, they only worked until about 3:00 pm, and they had a long lunch in the middle there. But I suppose I should be glad that they did at least show up. Hey, it only took them six months to get to the roof work! ;)
Oh, and today the electritians had to come and check all the fuses they put in when they did the electrical work, because they recently found out they'd had a bad batch, so they had to check every fuse from every place they recently did work in to replace any fuses that were from that bad batch. It turned out we didn't have any from that bad batch (apparently they can tell by a serial number on the fuses, or something like that) but I guess it's better to check and be safe. We had no idea until they showed up why they were coming though. We just got a letter at the end of last week telling us they were coming today (unless that wasn't convenient for us, in which case we needed to call them and arrange a time and day for them to come instead).
What's bad is... These have been pretty much the most exciting parts of these past few days! Of course, other things have happened... I've watched a couple more movies (reviews for them have been put in draft, and will come in the not too distant future), I've done some work on Max's blanket, had a couple of walks with Kelly and Kero (can't go on my own right now because of the scaffolding) and, obviously, there's housework, pet playtime and things like that. Not to mention attempts at sleeping (sometimes even successful attempts). Not really very exciting, but there you go.