Been back for just a week and am now feeling a bit normal. I do feel like a composite of the three wicked witches in Macbeth because since we've arrived in Malaysia we've brought in "thunder, lightning and ... rain".
On Thursday evening the storm brought down the modem and the wireless - leaving us bereft of our toys. With Faiz's (our nephew-in-law) help, we managed to get it going last night. But this afternoon it played up again and with guidance from streamyx staff I found out that the splitter had given up the ghost. HELP!!
Our return was marked by other interesting incidents. Firstly one of the bedroom doors refused to open. But Faiz set it right by doing exactly what the spouse had been doing - but I supposed he had a special twist of the wrist, being young and sturdy! Then the toaster caught fire. The kettle refused to boil due to damaged wiring. What else??
Rusty our black male cat ...
And now for the good news. When we arrived on Friday the 13th at 8 pm, we found ikan asam pedas and sambal goreng tahu and tempeh in the fridge. My sister was responsible for that. Maria had cooked the rice. She also stocked us up with tea, coffee, milo, margarine, bread, eggs, tomatoes and salad!!
But there was more to come.
We found our bedroom cleared of 4 months' cobwebs and dust - by courtesy of Hidayah. We were bestowed with more meals on wheels from my sister for the rest of the week - yummies like masak lemak labu, mee siam, laksa, tahu masak taucheo, date cake, sambal ikan bilis & petai and pau daging.
Absence makes the tummy very happy!!!
What a welcome home from the rest like Mus and Hannah, my sister's 7 KL grandchildren and today, the man from JB (8 March 2011 posting).
Thank you all. It's good to be home.
Soon I shall put the cliffhanger to rest and carry on with my role as the wicked witch of the east.