Finally met my next door neighbor. He came over to introduce himself, and give me a tin of proper Chinese tea, direct from China. He is a very nice man who happens to play beautiful classical violin. While we were talking about our children & grandchildren, he mentioned that his son was a physicist, currently working in England.
My neighbor is only here for four or five days every four months. He said that next time he will bring his wife so I can meet her.
When he came over to give me his contact info, he said he liked what I had done with my unit. And that I was a 'very neat' person from the looks of my place.
After he left, I texted my cousin in Portland that I had finally met my next door neighbor. I gave her his name, and a few minutes later she texted me back. "Holy Hell, I looked him up, do you know who he is!?!"
"I know he is Chinese, comes over here every four months or so, and plays beautiful violin music. Why?"
"He's a world renown cardiologist!" she texted back.
and so it turns out he is... but more importantly to me a good neighbor who plays beautiful classical violin.
|my planter on the patio is in need of sunshine|
Work on the hovel continues, I was going to replace the flush valve for the downstairs bathroom, but I couldn't find the shut off for the water line to that toilet. As the plumber was here for another problem I asked him to do it. Come to find out the shut off valve is behind the refrigerator in the kitchen, and that line and valve needed to be replaced as well. I couldn't have gotten the refrigerator out by myself, so it was a good thing I had the plumber do it. He shut off the water at the street valve just to be on the safe side while working on it. This place is so crazy plumbed. It frustrates the heck out of me when I can't do simple repairs myself, and I've done more than a few flush valve replacements in other houses.
I've started crocheting again, progress is slow as I haven't done any in several years. Muddling my left handed way along on this snood...
The long stretch of not doing any crocheting shows in my uneven stitches. If I rip it out anymore times the yarn is going to be ruined. Practicing a bit of patience would be helpful at this point...