Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thanks to my furbaby Annie, I woke up at 6:45 this morning, fed her then SHE went back to bed!
Then this morning I heard a strange noise outside but ignored it. All of a sudden there was water streaming onto my patio. Apparently the outside irrigation water faucet on the house next door blew off and the water was streaming all over. I mean the WHOLE faucet/spigot thing blew off. This is the sewage water that is used to water the outside trees and gardens. I called 4 times in 1/2 hour to get maintenance here to stop it. After 45 minutes some little guy comes with NO tools, grabs a tree branch and tries to stuff it in the hole where the water is coming out then leaves! Well that blew out and water is all over again. Finally I guess someone came and put a cap on it. So now I have sewage sludge and sewage water all over my patio but no one bothered to clean it up.
Then later in the afternoon we were invited to the American Consulate for New Years Eve............$300 PER PERSON NOT INCLUDING DRINKS! Now I am homesick for the USA but NOT THAT BAD! GEEZE, it used to be 1/4 of that! Now I know why only the Saudis can afford to go and drink. this is the first time in YEARS that we have had any kind of invitation to OUR OWN Consulate (Embassy) for any kind of function. Normally Americans don't get invited here, only foreigners and mostly Saudis. The Consulate is not here for OUR entertainment.
Still not sure when my husband will be home, he is hoping for Monday but only if the equipment he went to fix works.