I do believe in giving credit where it is due - so here is what happened to me early this morning. I have a teeny leak on the stop tap. My electrician said I needed to get it 'seen to' and as I subscribe to Yorkshire Water's Home Serve I rang them on Thursday. They gave me an appointment for 'sometime on Saturday'. At eight o'clock this morning they rang me on their mobile to say they would be at my bungalow between nine and nine thirty. This gave me time to take Tess for her morning walk.
At nine the plumber arrived - a very pleasant chap - and ten minutes later the job was completed and he was gone. There was indeed a tiny leak - a nut had come loose and needed tightening. Also the wet was partly due to condensation - so hopefully all is well now.
Another book recommendation. A friend has lent me 'The Ragged Edge of Night ' - a novel about a German village in the Second World War - about secret resistance by some of the villagers and about one particular family. Coincidentally after reading it = and really enjoying it - I read about the author. It is based on a true story and the author lives in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. She and her husband have a one acre micro farm. I have a friend - who I met when she also blogged - and she and her husband live there too and also have a farm (thousand flower) so there is a connection there. . Four or five years ago the blogger from Thousand Flower and her husband called at our farm and stayed the night and we have kept in touch. Such a coincidence.
How far reaching blogging takes us and what people we are put in touch with one way or another.