I'm now again living in the land of the civilized. Well relatively so, still no working washing machine and I haven't bothered to wash all the dishes that have piled up, and the usual mess but I was able to shower. The dude was a bit late, and took a long time, and talked on the phone a lot.. same dude too.. the plumber, but, in the end he was successful. Life is much better with working stuff. Other than that it's been an uneventful day, but I thought I might mention that. Carry on.