*flapping of hands* adoi adoi adoi...
That was Aini my helper shouting in the toilet this morning. I went to the toilet to see her still flapping her hands... and trying to reach inside the black hole in the toilet. I asked her what went down the hole??
She kept saying stopper stopper...
She looks scared... she said.. the stopper.. stopper went down the hole.
Then it hit me that the rubber water stopper for the basin went down the hole.
I went round to the back lane and watched the drain hole for a while. Aini kept flushing loads of water down the hole.. and ran to the kitchen window and kept asking me.. did it come out.. did it come out???
The cats seem amused to see me down in the drain with them and watching the hole. They mew and mew and ask me what was i looking for (ok.. that was probably just in my head and the results from too much cat watching) I communicated back and ask them if they saw a red stopper.
They throw back their heads and laughed at me. (ok.. maybe that was just me but i was sure they were laughing at me).
Next i have dad back from his morning walks.. and seeing Aini flapping her hands, he took over the flushing of the water in the toilet hole... and Aini joined me at the backlane to peep at the drain hole. The cats were rolling on their backs laughing now.. i swear.
She was all apologetic when we couldn't find the stopper. She keep looking for it in the drains. She was most afraid.
She is an honorable person who really works very hard for a living. She comes and help me clean the house on Tuesday. I have some "cracking issues" and my hands cannot handle detergents and soaps too much. She's a blessing to have or else this house would be in chaos.
She used to help my mom to clean the house too when we were little. She's been around this household off and on for a good many years. Still comes in her trusty old bicycle.
The red missing fella
Poor woman was so upset over the lost stopper. Even though it only costs me 70 cents to get a new stopper, it did cause her a lot of anxiety. To me it might just be 70 cents to get something replaced. To her, she felt embarassed to lose something on the job.
Well... at least we did have some kind of activity this morning other than the very very very warm days. We are losing many kilos just melting in these warm days. No more rain.
Smallest fella also did not come for dinner yesterday. I didn't see her this morning too. Wonder where could she be. I think maybe she lost her way while maneuvering the endless maze of drain holes. She could probably be at the same house at another lane. Or maybe she found some other kitteh cats to play at some other lanes. Dom and i will go look for her again this evening.