Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day and water softener woes.........

First of all Happy Mother's Day to all you mother's out there. It's Mother's Day here in Canada and the USA.

We celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday as dd boyfriend works on a Sunday. She invited me and dh down for lunch and she made a lovely meal of club sandwiches with Cesar salad and cheesecake for dessert.

Ds, dd and dd boyfriend all clubbed together to by me this Ipod:

As you can see it's in my favourite colour red, and dd downloaded 85 songs on it for me, and I have to say, she knows me so well, as I listened to some of them on the way home and they are great. It's tiny but will be great when I am cutting the grass or in the garden.

Then dh got me Wii Fit:

As I said to dh, I will probably get more use out of this when the weather is colder than in the Summer when I am outdoors a lot anyhow. Still it was great of him to get that for me, so I have been a very lucky mother again this year, helped by being blessed with two wonderful children!!

Now for the Water Softener woes. We have never had a water softener in our prior homes, so this is all new to us. This one in our house was of course icky, and it had no salt in it, plus they didn't leave a manual on how it works. So I picked up three 20 kg bags of salt last week, but haven't had the time to dismantle the tub and wash it all out.

Finally managed to get that done Saturday morning in the middle of a torrential downpour!! I am standing out there with my flowery rain boots on, my bright pink capris and my anorak hosing out this tub. Needless to say I got drenched. In case you were wondering where dh was, he was busy trying to connect the downspout to the eaves trough on the garage, to stop that flooding into the garage. So yes he was soaked as well.

So we put the salt in, but wasn't sure what else to do with it. Anyhow, dd boyfriend found some information in the internet, and we had to add 5 gallons of water to it. So I did that when we got home later Saturday night. Now we have to study the instructions that "B" found and see what else we have to do. It is set up for something, not sure what though at this point.

We're not daft, it's just that we have never had to deal with this sort of thing before so its all very foreign to us!!!


daxingcujo said...

Happy mother's day to you as well...I will be heading out to a buffet this afternoon looking forward to it :)

Kiki said...

I love my Wii Fit! We finally got one a few weeks ago and it was my combined bday & Mother's day gift & DH's Father's day gift (since we're trying not to spend too much money right now).

Hopefully you'll get all the little house problems sorted out soon and be able to start enjoying your new home.

Canadian Saver said...

Happy Mother's Day!

You got fantastic gifts, lucky you!! Enjoy the weekend :-)

scrappy quilter said...

happy Mother's Day Gill. We've never had a water softener so can't help you there. I hope you can figure it all out.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I don't know anything about them either. But I'm sure with the help of your dd you will get things working in no time!
Happy Mother's Day to you, also!