Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Waiting for the Plumber


Tuesday, 28 April, 2015:

On Sunday night La Hacienda's toilet suddenly and without warning stopped functioning as water did not refill the bowl after flushing.

We were able to talk with the company that owns our apartment building on Monday and they said that they would send out a plumber today to take care of the problem.

Thus we were stuck at home waiting for the plumber to arrive at, as is usual in the USA too, an unknown time.

At 9:30 a.m., I left Laurie alone on "Plumber Watch 2015" while I accompanied Roberto to our usual home field, El Campo de los Sueños, to move several game day needed items to the Campo Barnes where we will play our Wild Card playoff game this Saturday.

Roberto gave us a sack full of all sorts of verduras straight from La Huerta. We greatly appreciated all of the fruits and vegetables that he gave us!

El Campo de los Sueños
Our home field in the regular season

Campo Barnes
Our home field in the playoffs

This will be a BIG difference for us as we are not used to playing in Murcia on any surface that is remotely green.

Roberto surveying Campo Barnes

He too was concerned about Campo Barnes being too green for the Cobras.

No shade but the fans will be
on top of the action to be sure

I think that we will be able to adapt to our new surroundings just fine.

When we returned to La Hacienda, Roberto came up to check out the toilet since the plumber had still not arrived. He tried but to no avail. After parting ways, we continued our vigil but still no plumber.

About an hour after Roberto left, Laurie used our facilities and out of habit flushed when she was done.

Voilà, magically, the toilet worked again! Whatever Roberto did worked on a time delayed basis apparently.

We made six calls throughout the afternoon to the company that trouble shoots our building but I got no responses and they did not have a message machine to record our no longer needing their services. I left a text message as my last resort.

Finally, at 5:03 p.m., I got a call from the company saying that the plumber was on his way. After much discussion the lady on the phone finally said she would try to recall him, explaining that she was not at her phone during siesta time and that our canceling was disruptive to their schedule.

As if sitting in La Hacienda awaiting a plumber from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. is not disruptive to our routine.

El Paseo

Now that we had finally gained our complete freedom from the plumber and since the heat was starting to die down, we decided to walk into la ciudad for a tapas based dinner.

This was the first time we had even talked about eating since being afflicted by last Sunday's food coma that hit us after the BBQ at Finca Los Clementes.

Lots of folks were out enjoying
the dropping temperatures

I just like the nickname Paco

We were a bit moderate in our mini tapas crawl only stopping at two tapas bars but the marineras, fraskitas, albondigas and adult beverages were excellent!

Just another day in paradise. 

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