Like the years past, my year started with fireworks and muchomo of all kinds…
We slept till ungodly hours, I got such a wonderful shock when i got up. UMEME had passed by. Yeah, no power, no tv, no movies, just silence…defeaning silence…Lunch was a small family event, we never sit at the table together never..It’s almost like an unspoken rule, but we did just that yesterday. It was a nice meal…Getting to spill about school, teacher with no plot…you know the normal stuff.
Soon as lunch was done, we were walking to our room..thats when i heard it,
We opened the door and lo and behold the Red Sea had made it’s way to my bathroom/toilet…I just couldn’t belive my eyes, worse still the tub was totally empty and i couldn’t locate the source of the mini pond. I tell my sister to rally the forces and close the main tap. Then thats when i heard the voice:
“Look at me mummy…Am swimming!!!”
I could hardly belive it, My kettle was looking at me with such innocence… After drying and setting Kettie on a High-Dry Table, i rushed back to the banksto assess the situation. I had one of those ‘light bulb’ moments, i took a physics class not too long ago…It looked like a leaky pipe, so i did the math in my head and reasoned it out. My brain then sent the a message to my hand and thats when i gripped the pipe to push it back in: BIG MISTAKE!!!
It spewd out with such intent ferosity, I was momentarily stunned and drained ofcourse!! I had to quickly attempt to put it back, the next Einstein decided to attack it using buvera (Polythene bags), will another climbed to turn the tap in every direction.
Soon as the it stopped running…The mops were pulled out, so being the extremly hard worker that i am, i went to work..wringing and mopping, wringing and mopping, wringing and mopping!! But all my work seemed to be in vain because there was no evidence od water reduction!! Then there was this discrete giggle behind me…
“Page, that bucket is cracked at the bottom”