The weekend started very well. I had the responsibility of doing a program for a philanthropic group of wonderful ladies that I belong to. It included a power-point for visuals. I know nothing about power-point so my dear friend, Jane, along with her husband, Jim, and The Baker came with me as my technical crew. The men visited and had lunch in the club room while we feasted and chatted in our meeting room. It started to snow during lunch. It snowed during the program which went off without a hitch. The snow made it a little tricky slogging our way home but all was well.
All was well until later in the evening when I noticed an odd sound in the house. Or, was it outside the house? We investigated but couldn't really pinpoint where the noise was coming from-inside or outside? We finally fell asleep. I woke up shortly before 5 a.m. and the noise (I can only describe as a roar) was louder. I got up and Googled "a roaring sound inside the house". "Water pipes" suggested Google. "Aaarrgh" said I! We weren't sure what to do so we called the police!! Actually, we called the non-emergency number. The Baker explained what the problem was. The desk sergeant (or whoever was answering) asked a few questions and said he'd get in touch with the water department. To shorten this epic post a bit, there was a city truck in front of our house at 6:30 a.m.. A lone worker was pumping water out of our water main. The roaring stopped. The water pressure went back to normal. The worker didn't stop in to tell us what was wrong. Hopefully we can find out tomorrow. Thanks for the great service C.P.
A few days ago, The Baker asked "do you know there are two bottles of fish sauce in the refrigerator and one in the pantry"?!! I didn't. "Things get lost in there. Maybe I need to make fish sauce soup." If any of you have a recipe for such a soup, I'd appreciate a copy. In the meantime, I whipped up some fried rice for game watching. The dish used up quite a few things in the kitchen including six drops of fish sauce.
Lastly, a message for Julian Fellowes. "Julian, I'm not happy with the way Downton Abbey is going this season. What was that house party all about? Look what trouble it has caused for Anna and Bates!! I am strongly suggesting that you not allow anything to spoil Lady Edith's happiness!"
Have a great week!