Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Taking a shower
At last! We can take a shower in Sousse. :-) Why did I put this off? It only took 15 minutes. No, I didn't hire a plumber. After four weeks trying to get our hot water heater fixed, easy jobs are mine.
Our first shower head in Sousse.
We had a hand held shower head to use in the bath, but it wasn't too hand for washing Sue's beautiful long hair. Now that we have hot water, I thought it best to drill some holes in the wall and mount a real shower head. This one cost about $7.50, with all the hardware. A pretty good buy really.
Wish we could have purchased one of those fancy Amazon Plumber Shop Showerheads, but really, who needs a water filter on their showerhead? I'd bump my head on that Aquasana filtered shower system. ;-D
I had trouble getting our new showerhead to point in the correct direction. It wanted to spray the wall. Kais, the hardware store owner, told me I would need to tighten the screw that holds the shower head in position. I did as good as I could with our Phillips head screwdriver, but I couldn't get it tight enough. :-(
Then I remembered that cool pocket screwdriver someone gave us in USA, before our departure overseas. I grabbed it out of my toolbox and gave it a twirl. Yes! It gave me the leverage to get another half a turn. :-)
I searched Amazon.com for this handy pocket screwdriver, but I couldn't find it. Let me know if you do!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Mosque at Ramadan Sunset
Sue and I saw this beautiful sunset this evening. We were there specifically to take photos when the mosque announced that people could break their daily fast. We're told a cannon fires to announce the moment to eat. In this case it seemed to be one of those loud, bright, flashing fireworks rockets. I had my video recording on the minaret, but the explosion and flash was too far to the right.