Pools of 2009

02 Jan

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,

“Drip Drip”

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”


Posted by on January 2, 2009 in Life


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14 responses to “Pools of 2009

  1. Carsozy

    January 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    if these are mine hope they arent wet. ughh! please get me some dry ones and good work with the mop.

  2. King

    January 2, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Aaaahhh yes. You have confirmed all my worst fears about you.

    Sounds like a fabulous beginning to the new year no?


  3. Princess

    January 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    lmao! Swim right on into the new year, won’t you? 😀
    *Me likes the new temp.

  4. Emi's

    January 3, 2009 at 3:08 am

    lol….what an aftermath after all that muchomo

  5. therisingpage

    January 5, 2009 at 4:31 am

    @ Carsozy, Thanks…World Champion Mopper ’09

    @ King, Worst Fears?…Fab begining??? For who?

    @ Princess, Seenchu, i also like it…Its D.A.R.K…. 🙂

    @ Emi, i tell u…eat muchomo while eyeing nearby pipes…You just never know…

  6. Nev

    January 6, 2009 at 7:07 am


    Sorry I am laughung but twas a funny piece.

    Nonetheless, I pray this year brings good pools.

  7. therisingpage

    January 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

    @ Nev, I pray xct’ly the same for you…more light

  8. Miss Cheri

    January 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I swear, first time here. Loving it!

  9. therisingpage

    January 7, 2009 at 7:56 am

    @ Cheri my dear, remember the pink blog…Hot pink with a sunflower at the top?…small pink font?… ((Sigh))That was TRP, before Black came into my world

  10. Apr9

    January 7, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Lol….at least u had had a meal to prepare for all the mopping.

    Mo lol on the ending.

  11. the antipop

    January 8, 2009 at 10:37 am

    lol. ‘least your year started off wit activity. love the title

  12. Princess

    January 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    New post?

  13. scotchie

    January 8, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    worry not child,when the pools come, we will swim!

  14. ujo

    January 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

    funny that was… But at least you jump started the year on a high note!


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