... is now basking in the sun. And a very happy Juli [me] has hot water again! Thursday night it rained - stopped enough for Tikva to go out and pee when we surfaced, then it bucketed down nearly all day, with just a few breaks, during which she was able to go and for a pee and/or poo. Good because we desperately need rain, but the heavy rain meant I could not even have the door slightly open on the chain and all the trissim had to be closed, so it meant lights on. Rather depressing for both of us although Tikki spent most of the day curled in her "nest" on the couch sulking. My patio half flooded as the drain hole in the little wall was partially blocked and I could not get to it to poke through it to clear it [no wellies]. But when we surfaced this morning there was sun, glorious sun - Tikki could go out - the door is now open so she can go out and come in as she wants, and if she does not stay out she can sit by the open door and watch the world go by - the patio has drained so I can get to the drain hole and have a good poke through it to clear the weeds/mud that had blocked it... ... and I have hot water again!