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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Of Parties and Plumbing


Family and friends gathered to celebrate a sweet little girl's first birthday today. The star of the show looked lovely in an oh-so-pretty gray and pink ensemble - which was removed for the eating of the cake. 

The cake was fantastic; Adria's mother is a master at cake decorating, with wonderful and original ideas. The inspiration of the elephants marching around the side of the cake was taken from a favorite onesie Adria wore when younger.


On another note entirely, a phone call Friday had me calling plumbers for several hours, trying to find someone out to our home in Victoria. The district representative had read the water meter and informed our tenant that there was a MAJOR water leak somewhere. We finally arranged to meet a plumber at the house at 11:30 on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, the water continued to flow. 

The plumber has been so helpful. The leak can't be located, so a new trench was dug and a new water main will be installed tomorrow. Today, before leaving town, Tim cut a huge hole in the wall of the basement suite (into which we are moving temporarily after Christmas). It was a lovely wall. Especially lovely because not more than two months ago I patched and sanded and painted it. But the new water main has to go along this wall. Sigh. I guess I know what I'll be doing in January.

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House, where you are sure to find lots of Christmassy inspiration and not many plumbing woes.

21 comments:

  1. Such a cutie and I love those photos...sorry about your water troubles!!!

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  2. Is your sweet grand baby really one already!! Wow, where has the time gone! Now, the water dilemma...not much fun there! Hope it's a quick repair for you :)

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  3. Is your sweet grand baby really one already!! Wow, where has the time gone! Now, the water dilemma...not much fun there! Hope it's a quick repair for you :)

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  4. Very sweet!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Markus

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  5. Sorry about the water issues! Your birthday girl is adorable, such sweet captures!

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  6. you haven't a good plumber unlike here Plumbing Sydney we have reliable service for it.

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  7. Oh no! There's nothing worse than phantom water. We also have an income property and we really believe it has a plumbing ghost - we've had no fewer than 4 floods since taking possession a year ago.

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  8. I can't believe she's already one year old, she's even more adorable now!
    Such a shame about the water problem, hope it get's resolved satisfactorily before you move back in.

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  9. Oh dear...about your plumbing woes!

    So your sweet little grandgirlie is one already. Don't they just grow up so quickly? Beautiful cake...beautiful dress...beautiful girl!

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  10. Og my! What a beautiful little girl!

    I miss babies in our family!

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  11. A year already? Oh my! She does look fetching in her birthday dress and as if she knows what cake is for!

    This bit about the water leak answered my question about your return to "home." You've been renting your former home. Good. Glad that you'll go back to a home that you loved. Other questions can wait. I'm sure that you'll answer them if I pay attention.

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  12. Rats about the plumbing issues, but what a celebration for a princess. Isn't she adorAble!

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  13. Hi.. Remember me? we were swapping buddies a few years ago. I was the lucky recipient of your beautiful crafts. The paper stars and embroidered hearts. I still have them and put them up every christmas. Thank you again for adding to my Christmas.. God bless. Love your pictures and all your crafting and cooking ideas. Happy Holidays!

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  14. Such an adorable little girl! Happy 1st to her!

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  15. Lovely to see your dear granddaughter at her birthday celebration! She's a real sweetie...Sorry to hear about y0our plumbing problems but glad to realize that you really are moving home. House hunting would have added such stress to this time of year. Glad to know you don't have to think of that.

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  16. The cake, the dress, the adorable Birthday Girl!...thank heavens you had all that loveliness after the awfulness of the plumbing business!

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  17. Now, that is a catchy blog title, Lorrie! So sorry about the plumbing problems; it's nice that you also had some cheerier news to report.
    -Karen ❄

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  18. So sorry for all your extra work and water problems, Lorrie. I'm sure your grand daughter's happy first birthday party made all your worries disappear for the day!

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  19. Good Morning Lorrie,

    Oh my, she is a precious little doll! Doesn't time pass too quickly? Her birthday cake is very pretty. I know that y'all had a great time celebrating the big event! Best wishes go out to her and her family.

    Sorry to hear about your plumbing ordeal. I've been dealing with foundation problems and it has been a difficult past two months for me. Old houses bring many issues but you can only take life one day at a time anyway!

    Hope your problem is solved soon and you can have some breathing time before Christmas!

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  20. First birthdays are so special...what a sweet little Princess! Hope things have cleared up by now in your yard so that you can have a Happy holiday! ♥♥♥

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