Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Never a dull moment here at the ol' pop-stand...

Yesterday was what you might call a full day. A pile of paperwork to get through, phone calls that urgently needed attention -- then an impromptu meeting of the Fabric Committee (bricks'n'mortar, not denim'n'lace), more deskwork, the knitting group in the afternoon...

Oh and the good souls on the Fabric Committee, after their meeting, went casually down into the basement to check on something or other -- and found that one of the two Ancient Boilers had given up the fight and was pouring water everywhere, creating the Black Lagoon in the boiler room. Our plan, which we had been contemplating with some tranquility, was to dismantle the two old boilers and remove them piecemeal from the boiler room and then install two new horrendously expensive high-efficiency heating units. We hadn't intended to start this week! But the Supreme Handyman, blessed be he, spent the rest of the afternoon and evening shutting down and removing Defunct Boiler, assisted by employees from his firm. Parking Lot full of panel trucks...

The tricky part was bringing the surviving boiler back on line and into operation. That too he managed. So we have heat, thanks be to God.

Late afternoon I went out and found a pizza to tide me over the evening's activities...came back to find Most Holy and Undivided surrounded by police cars. In their delightful jargon, there was "A Situation" further down the block. "So if you'd just go back inside, Ma'am, and stay there?"

I don't know whether it was a drug raid or what...but they hovered to and fro for a couple of hours before shifting themselves...so the Brownies were able to gather for their Weekly Shriek-in as usual,and the clientele arrived for Christian Education, and I got home in time to watch a good part of the delayed tape of the UEFA Cup game.


After which, all I can say, in the spirit of Jane Austen's dear Emma, is this:


ARRRRRR-SE-NAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!

There. I feel much better now. Thank you all for listening...

8 comments:

Kathryn said...

I do love reading you...though that sounds a memorably exhausting day.
Hope tranquility abounds now :-)

Chunklets said...

Well done to the Gunners! :)

SpookyRach said...

Good grief!!!

And here I was whining about my busy day. Dang! I don't feel so bad, now!

Singing Owl said...

WOW! What rach said!

Auntie Knickers said...

Thank God for Supreme Handymen -- every church should have one!
Oddly enough, I was just reading a mystery story where one of the Bad Guys was an Arsenal supporter -- to the point of having a large tattoo of a cannon and "Gunners" on one arm. But I'm sure he wasn't representative....

Jan said...

Glad you can post about days like this. Hope some relief occurred, esp. with the scream! (Scream therapy?) Hope tomorrow is a better day.

KnittinPreacher said...

wow. at least we didn;t have police here. scream all you want. it's one of the reasons we are here.

RevDrKate said...

That is one exciting place you have there! Sounds like a whole lot less would be in order real soon now. My goodness. Rest well.