On Friday we arranged for Hydrojet to come around to clean the drains at our property. Bear in mind that these are directly outside the front door of the flat which we are still desperately trying to let. Unfortunately while “cleaning” the drains, instead this seemed to have completely block them up and ended up spreading a couple of inches of mud just outside the front door of the flat.
Considering we had a few viewings of the flat over the weekend (including a second viewing) this probably didn’t give such a good impression (after all, who would want a mud bath just outside their front door?) I tried cleaning this up as much as possible Friday evening and Sunday morning (with Elliot’s beach bucket and spade), but it still looks far from perfect.
So now we are told that there is either a broken pipe or a problem with our soakaway (whatever the hell that is). All of which equals more expense. Grrrr….
Just bought myself a copy of Serenity at lunch, which I’ll be watching this weekend with a few friends. This time however, I’ll hopefully be able to hear all the dialogue (unlike the awful Mallard performance of the film), plus my 50” Plasma gives a near cinema experience :)
A slight change to one of my Oscar nominations as we are nearing the big night:
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
George Clooney - SYRIANA
Matt Dillon - CRASH
Paul Giamatti - CINDERELLA MAN
Jake Gyllenhaal - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
William Hurt - A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Although Clooney has made a few comments to the media recently against the Bush administration, he still seems to be the talk of the town and as it is unlikely he will win Best Director for Good Night and Good Luck, I think that his increased profile may nab him the best supporting actor Oscar.