A read for those who can handle yucky stuff. My horror story. A rant in The Shed,
Well, this tests my patience. So there was the fires, okay, enough of that. Followed by no power and phone for weeks. Cool, dealt with that. No
water. Got some delivered after facebook post. Re-rigged the house with electric pump instead of gravity feed from the tower. S'alright but blew
the old plumbing. Water throughout the house. Fixed but not real good. (Lots of leaks.) Cleaning up and taking in losses. Power restored. Some
pleasing rain during xmas.
Local council sends tanker to deliver more water, thanks' but pumped too hard into house tank. Stirred it up and blocked plumbing. Required fixing.
Reported here on the shed a couple of days ago got some rain but lightning took out our power pole and phones again. Dammit! Fixed. Power restored.
Microwave oven death from surge. Phone restored today by linesman. Pretty good for a Saturday. Then,,,,, "Why is the light out on the upright
So, this freezer had (and the operative word is had) the last remaining bits of a slaughtered steer. Not much but mostly kidney, liver and sausages.
Stupid here lifts lid. Now, I have seen and smelt a lot of dead bodies over many years. (My previous job) Some in the desert in a very bad state. I
handled it. This really hit me hard when I opened the lid of the freezer. Reminder, it is hot here. No Aircon.
My perking started immediately. Lid slammed down. Blahhh, out the door. Much expletives from "Truey" re the smell. Me, I'm out in the yard upping
up. Couldn't stop. All's good, 'True Love' takes charge and with the 'young fella' they had the freezer out of the house and into the yard. The
smell, was like a corpse. So between gags I find face masks, spray them with toilet deodorant (all I could find). A muffled "Here, put these on. "
I says. Truey does but young fella looks at me. (Me :Tears coming from gagging). "Are you alright dad?" So we unload the freezer contents into
large garbage bags. Me going "oof, oof!" I place the bags into a wheel barrow and take them to a place on the block with a large hole. Dump them
there and cover the bags with soil and ash.
Got back to the house and the team are spraying and washing the freezer. The flies, there was hundreds of them. The house smelt like dump. I double
mask up. Into the fray with sprays throughout the house. Insect and some flowery smellin ones. Mess cleaned, housed mopped with bleach and several
incense sticks going. Fans, the lot.
Truey' has to go to work. Has a shower, comes out. "The shower water is cold, but it's okay." So young fella and I go around to restart the gas hot
water service. Plenty of gas. Hmm. Igniter not flashing up. Cause = blown heat sensor from the lightning strike. Strewth, Crikey, bum, poo,
wee!!!! Have to wait until Monday and do a town run to buy a newy. No hot water till replaced.
Regardless of the cleaning, spraying and incense. The house still stinks just from opening that lid. Put it this way. I had not long before washed
the dishes and had them drying in a rack. Later when they were dried I smelled them. They really smelt. erk, erk, erk. Re wash dishes with extra
detergent and water from the kettle.
Any dragons out there whose breath smells like roses?
The worst of this rant. I have no Grog. Dammit!
Kind regards as always,